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National Train Day, Los Angeles, May 7, 2011

National Train Day

Los Angeles, California, May 7, 2011

Amtrak's Website Info. Prior to May 7

California Missions Exhibit:

This exhibit will showcase the 21 California Missions along El Camino Real (also known as The Royal Highway, located between San Diego and San Francisco). A California Mission docent will be on hand to speak about the history of the Missions and their connection to the railroad. An Amtrak representative will speak about current travel routes and trips.

State Partnership Display:

Learn about how Amtrak partners with each state to provide specialized service. A locally focused exhibit will be on display at each major National Train Day celebration.

Amtrak High-Speed Rail Display:

Check out this exhibit, which showcases Amtrak's leadership, expertise and experience with high-speed rail.

K-9 Unit Demonstrations:

Witness Amtrak Security K-9 Units, one of the largest programs in the country, perform demonstrations with the dogs and their handlers.

Amtrak: Dining the Rail Way:

Catch a glimpse of history as you see how dining on trains has evolved, plus view live culinary demonstrations with celebrity Chefs Marcel Lagnaz and Tom Douglas and sample meals offered in Amtrak's dining cars.

Train Equipment Displays:

Get up close and personal with Amtrak equipment to experience first-hand the modern amenities and accommodations offered by passenger rail. Then, take a peek at how passengers traveled in generations past by touring a variety of historic train cars and privately owned luxury coaches. Commuter and freight equipment displays (featured in select markets) will highlight today's modern rail passenger services and how "green" locomotives are transforming the nation's freight fleet.


Coast Starlight

Pacific Parlour car

Dining car

Sleeping car

Superliner Lounge car

Coach Arcade car

Amtrak California Dining car

Pacific Surfliner Business car

Amtrak Thruway Bus display




Union Pacific Genset Locomotive

Pacific Harbor line PHL 80-Series 6-Axle NRE Genset Locomotive

Santa Fe 3751- Steam Engine


Virginia City – Business car

Silver Lariat – Coach-Dining-Dome

Silver Rapids – Sleeper

Silver Solarum – Sleeper-Lounge-Dome

Montana – Business car

National Train Day Train Display cars subject to change without notice.

Model Train Displays:

Delight in the craft of model train displays and take a closer look at these miniature masterpieces.

Amtrak 40th Anniversary Display:

On May 1, 2011, Amtrak will celebrate 40 years as America's RailroadSM. Explore the history of Amtrak and find out more about the future of passenger rail, as well as current routes, amenities and onboard offerings.

AmtraKids Depot:

Attend the Amtrak 40th birthday celebration and enjoy a day of nonstop fun creating party decorations, engaging in cool arts and crafts and decorating cookies.

Live Entertainment:

Enjoy live entertainment from Radio Disney and The Never Land Pirate Band from the original animated series Jake & The Never Land Pirates on Disney Junior.

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