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Get Your Train On!

"National Train Day is this weekend, May 12 and there are 4 'Major Market' Events being held in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia," according to TrainTalkTV. "These events are well covered by Amtrak, so I'd like to shine a light on some of the over 130 National Train Day Events being held at other locations around the U.S."


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Heading To Chicago?
"Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief as it makes its way through Canyoncito, NM," SWChief34 reports. "This train has just departed from Lamy, NM and is currently running 1 hour and 35 minutes late. Attached behind the locomotives is Amtrak's Ocean View Dome Car, and attached to the rear are two additional Private cars. The first is a Boston & Maine, Salisbury Beach and the second is a Pullman Mid America, City of Angles.

"The Dome car and the Boston & Maine car have been on this train since Los Angeles, CA. The Mid America car joined the train in Albuquerque, NM. I believe that these cars are making their way to Chicago, IL to be showcased in the National Train Day display at Union Station. There are two locomotives powering today's eastbound Chief, both are P42s: #82 leading with #15 trailing. This video was recorded on May 7, 2012."

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Union Station Preview
A preview of things to come by sethamtrak.

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Coming To Chicago
"Amtrak's 'Southwest Chief', train #4, glides through La Grange, Illinois at the La Grange Road Metra station on BNSF's 'Racetrack,'" Nachtwolf1 reports. "P42s #21 and 163 lead the usual consist, with the Milwaukee Road Skytop Lounge car, 'Cedar Rapids', restored and owned by the Friends of the 261 foundation, on its way to Chicago to join other Milwaukee Road cars that will be on display there for National Train Day. Why this car came in on the Southwest Chief as opposed to the Empire Builder from the Twin Cities is beyond me."

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See also: National Train Day Chicago

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on May 9, 2012


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