142 years of rail passenger services coast to coast as the transcontinental Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways came together on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, the "golden spike" was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles.
Celebrate Chicago's train travel, experiences, history and the ways trains are involved in daily lives of the Chaicago People. The event festivities will highlight the unique perspective rail passengers enjoy in the vastness and beauty of the American Railway Landscape, from cities to towns across Illinoiois and the Great North American Continent Vistas.
Amtrak Chicgo Union Station will host the 2012 event celebration. The events will feature live entertainment, interactive exhibits and educational activities about our "Nations Railways To Future", as well as, fun activities for the entire family.
Chicago's National Train Day will also bring the ‘railway’ and "Rail Line Community Journey" to life for attendees, and those participating online and through social media.
Join the celebration and share your inspired train travels, oboard experiences and destination photos, video and stories, by submitting your email imaging to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in becoming part of
CHICAGO NATIONAL TRAIN DAY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Great! . . . Lets Get Started, On Chicago National Train Day Planning.
To become a Committee Member.... Provide your:
Chicago National Train Day Association herein establishes Statewide Rail Line Community National Train Day Events, under the National Train Day Resolution established goals that contribute to enrichment of rail line communities of State of Illinois toward our mission and organizational development:
ILLINOIS NATIONAL TRAIN DAY ASSOCIATION, is seeking Chicago Area & State of Illinois residents, business professionals, merchants, railway personnel and other qualified citizens, to take a chair, as community advisers, who will elect representatives to chair the "CHICAGO NATIONAL TRAIN DAY COMMITTEE" and participate in preparations, organization and planning for the "CHICAGO TRAIN DAY CELEBRATION"
Citizens interested in volunteering time and expertise in major event planning are to "Email Resumes" and "Letter of Professional Expertise in Event Planning" to: