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Posted on: May 8, 2013

[ARCHIVED] National Train Day Celebration Arrives at Eugene Depot

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National Train Day Celebration Arrives at Eugene Depot

WHAT: Eugene’s National Train Day Celebration
WHEN: May 11, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Eugene Train Depot, Amtrak Station, 433 Willamette Street, Eugene
COST: Free!

On Saturday, May 11, 2013, Eugene will join communities across America to celebrate the importance of trains to our town in recognition of National Train Day. Mayor Piercy will kick off the family- friendly event at the Amtrak station, 433 Williamette Street, speaking about why trains matter to our community and the exciting progress on the horizon for rail transit throughout the Interstate 5 corridor.

The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will also feature model train displays, live local entertainment and food vendors, a children’s activity area hosted by Disney’s Chuggington Kids Depot, along with tourism information tables highlighting the unique travel opportunities accessible by train.

More than 200 communities are expected to host events at local train stations, railroad museums and other locations commemorating this year’s theme, “Trains Matter.”

Details on National Train Day events are available at www.NationalTrainDay.com. In addition, rail passengers and enthusiasts are invited to share why trains matter to them via Facebook or @natltrainday.

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