Celebrating 40 years of Amtrak | News
SPENCER - The Amtrak Exhibit Train, a unique traveling display showcasing memorabilia from the 40-years of Amtrak railroad history is touring the country and is stopping this weekend at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C.
The Exhibit Train event is free and open to the public 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday, March 17 - 18.
The train showcases Amtrak history through the decades, displaying memorabilia such as vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, and period uniforms.
A train-themed kids’ activity area, Chuggington Depot, based on the popular television series on Disney Junior and designed for kids ages 2-7 and their families will be available. In addition, commemorative 40th anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase onboard the train
Additional information about the Exhibit Train and Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary can be found on the official website at Amtrak40th.com.
Besides the Exhibit Train and drawings for free Amtrak tickets, the event also features exhibits from the National Association of Railroad Passengers, Operation Lifesaver, North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Rowan County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A complimentary shuttle is available on March 17 and 18 for passengers arriving on southbound Piedmont trains 73 (9:08 a.m.) and 75 (2:08 p.m.), and northbound Piedmont train 74 (12:41 p.m.). There will be a final drop off for passengers departing on Piedmont train 76 at 5 p.m.
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