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Free traveling exhibit showcases Amtrak 40th anniversary

Free traveling exhibit showcases Amtrak 40th anniversary

The free exhibit showcases Amtrak history over the decades, displaying memorabilia such as vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, and period uniforms.  Most locations also will have train-themed kids’ activities at Chuggington Depot, and feature characters from the popular train-based television series on Disney Junior.
The schedule through October is as follows.  Information about each stop can be found on the official website at along with other information about Amtrak history.

July 16 – 17 New Haven Union Station, New Haven, Conn.
July 23 – 24 New London Union Station, New London, Conn.
  July 30 – 31 Providence Amtrak Station, Providence, R.I.
  Aug. 6 – 7 Boston South Station, Boston
  Aug. 13 – 14 Depot Avenue, Freeport, Maine
  Aug. 20 – 21 Main Street Landing, Burlington, Vt.
  Aug. 27 – 28 Albany Amtrak Station, Rensselaer, N.Y.
  Sept. 3 – 4 Steamtown National Historic Site*, Scranton, Pa.
  Sept. 10 – 11 Gateway Station, St. Louis
  Sept. 17 – 18 TBD
  Sept. 24 – 25 Galesburg Amtrak Station, Galesburg, Ill.
  Oct. 1 – 2 Chicago Union Station, Chicago
  Oct. 8 – 9 Jackson Amtrak Station, Jackson, Mich.
  Oct. 15 – 16 TBD
  Oct. 22 – 23 King Street Station, Seattle
  Oct. 29 – 30 Portland Amtrak Station, Portland, Ore.

In addition, commemorative 40thanniversary merchandise will be available for purchase onboard the train including:  Amtrak:  An American Story, a144-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 produced for public television that provides an exclusive look inside America’s Railroad (sm) with hard-to-find
photographs and video footage as well as interviews with past and present leaders; and a commemorative cachet (envelope) that bears a special pictorial postmark authorized by the United States Postal Service. For more information on Amtrak’s 40th anniversary, visit the official website at  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 their town.

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