In celebration of Amtrak’s 40th anniversary, America’s Railroad® is offering the public an opportunity to view an Exhibit Train, a unique travelling display showcasing the railroad’s history. It will make stops in the Pacific Northwest and California during October, November and December.
The free exhibit showcases Amtrak history over the decades, displaying memorabilia such as vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, and period uniforms. Most locations will feature train-themed kids’ activities at Chuggington Depot, based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior.
Information about each stop can be found on the official website at Amtrak40th.com along with other information about Amtrak history.
Oct. 22 – 23 Seattle King Street Station, Seattle, Wash.
Oct. 29 – 30 Portland Union Station, Portland, Ore.
Nov. 5 – 6 California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, Calif.*
Nov. 12–13 Oakland Amtrak Station, Jack London Square, Oakland*
Nov. 19 – 20 Bakersfield Amtrak Station, Bakersfield, Calif.
Dec. 3 – 4 San Diego Amtrak Station, San Diego
Dec. 10– 11 Los Angeles Union Station, Los Angeles
*Chuggington Depot is pending at the Oakland Amtrak Station and California State Railroad Museum. Note: Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition, commemorative 40th anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase onboard the train including: Amtrak: An American Story, a 144-page commemorative book that chronicles the history of the railroad with archival photographs, a historical timeline and personal narratives for each decade; Amtrak: The First 40 Years, a documentary DVD that provides an exclusive look inside America’s Railroad® with hard-to-find photographs and video footage as well as interviews with past and present leaders.
For more information on Amtrak’s 40th anniversary, visit the official website at Amtrak40th.com. The site provides details of the anniversary celebration and tells the Amtrak story by allowing users to explore 40 years of historic photographs and other materials in an extensive and dynamic archive. The site also hosts a blog, provides a link to an online store, and allows individuals to sign up to receive an email alert when the Exhibit Train is coming near