National Train Day

May 8, 2021

May 8 - National Train Day

What Is National Train Day?

This holiday is in celebration of trains! Trains revolutionized the world. The first railroad developed in Great Britain and initially used horses as power. These routes hauled limestone, coal, and other heavy materials long distances. Steam engines and the railroad were instrumental in westward expansion in the United States. Not only did it bring settlers West but they also brought the necessary supplies for them to start new lives.

When Is National Train Day?

Each year, National Train Day was observed annually on the Saturday closest to May 10th.

History Of National Train Day

Amtrak created National Train Day in 2008 as a method of spreading information to the general public about rail travel and the history of trains in the United States.


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