Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mark the day: 30 April, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio

The News-Messenger: Train Day celebration set for April 30 in Toledo
TOLEDO -- Toledo's annual celebration of trains and train travel is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 at the historic Amtrak station, 415 Emerald St., and upstairs at the restored Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. All events and parking are free. Additional parking is available at Owens Corning World Headquarters with a shuttle to the station.

Train Day events include tours of an Amtrak passenger car, a drawing for train travel, huge operating model train layouts in the Grand Lobby, music, art, food and children's activities on both floors. Norfolk Southern is bringing in its locomotive simulator used for training railroad engineers.

Train Day opens at 9:30 a.m. with public comments from elected officials and transportation professionals.

Amtrak officials said Train Day in Toledo is one of the largest Train Day celebrations in the country.

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