Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Downtown station hosts Train Day event

Local organizers invite children, families and those interested in trains to visit the historic Davis Amtrak Station on Saturday, May 10, to celebrate National Train Day. The station is at 840 Second St., just east of G Street, in downtown Davis.

Free activities for kids and transportation information will be available from 10 a.m. to noon.

Residents interested in helping create permanent signage that commemorates the central role of railroads in Davis history can contact Bob Bowen at the city of Davis at bbowen@cityofdavis.org.

National Train Day is a yearly event started by Amtrak in 2008 as a way to educate the public about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States. It is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10, the anniversary of the pounding of the Golden Spike in Promontory, Utah, which marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

In Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum will present a special National Train Day festival in Old Sacramento. The Railroad Museum is a short train ride from Davis and families can come to the Davis station events to find out how easy it is to hop on the train to Sacramento.

For more information about the Davis events on National Train Day, contact Irena Asmundson at iasmundson@gmail.com

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