National Train Day in the U.S. celebrates the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah. In honor of the importance of railroads, there are train-related events throughout the country.
National Train Day at Arizona Railway Museum
Date: May 10, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can tour several private railcars rarely open to the public. National Train Day guests can blow the horn on a diesel locomotive, and might even get the opportunity to blow the whistle on Chandler’s #2562 steam locomotive.
The photo above was taken on National Train Day 2009. Trains pictured here may or may not be accessible during regular season visits to the museum.