Amtrak Powers New Exhibit at Philadelphia Flower Show

February 10, 2016

Mike Tolbert

Amtrak Contact

302 683.2509

‘Railway Garden’ to make debut featuring model trains

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to sponsor the newest addition to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the Railway Garden.

Visitors to the Flower Show can enjoy a vast display of Bachmann® model locomotives and rail cars rumbling through miniaturized American landscapes including Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore and other famous landmarks. The Railway Garden is just one of several new attractions at this year’s Flower Show, which runs March 5 – March 13 and is one of the City’s most storied and well-known traditions.

Customers can take Amtrak to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show and save. Visit “The City of Brotherly Love” on the Northeast Regional or Keystone Service and save 30 percent on a companion fare. Customers can avoid the hassle and expense of driving, parking or flying and enjoy the journey® with free onboard Wi-Fi, electrical outlets and on our Northeast Regional service, a café car offering sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages including a variety of wines, beer and soda.

Northeast Regional Business Class and Acela Express passengers can now purchase a $20 day pass to access Philadelphia 30th Street Station’s ClubAcela lounge to enjoy priority boarding, comfortable seating and complimentary refreshments.

The Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show, attracting more than 260,000 people annually. The show features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes and over-the-top floral creations. This year’s theme is “Explore America” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and features exhibits inspired by iconic American parks and historic sites such as Acadia, Valley Forge, Yellowstone and Yosemite.

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