National Train Day is an annual celebration that takes place in the United States to commemorate the history and importance of rail transportation in the country. This day is typically celebrated on the second Saturday in May and is a time for rail enthusiasts and transportation enthusiasts alike to come together and celebrate the importance of trains to the American way of life.
The history of trains in the United States dates back to the early 19th century, when the first steam locomotive was introduced in the country. Over the years, trains have played a critical role in the development of the American economy and infrastructure. They have been used to transport goods and people across the country, connecting towns and cities and facilitating commerce and industry.
National Train Day was first established in 2008 by Amtrak, the national passenger rail service in the United States. The day was created to celebrate the 139th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the country, which was completed on May 10, 1869. Since then, National Train Day has become an annual event that celebrates the history and importance of rail transportation in the United States.
The best way to celebrate is by tagging yourself in a photo with your favorite rail car or engine at the museum! #serailwaymuseum #mytrainjourney