All Aboard for National Train Day!


My son loves nothing more than riding the "L" train . Well actually, it is probably a tie between riding the Blue Line and taking the bus up Damen to see a game at Wrigley Field. When you are a four year-old boy, few things are more thrilling than transportation.

If you have a transportation-lover at your house, mark your calendar for the upcoming celebration of National Train Day. On May 8th from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m, Amtrak will be
celebrating America's love for rail travel at the 3rd Annual National
Train Day event in Chicago
. This is a free, family-oriented event and everyone is invited.

The National Train Day
festivities will take place at Union Station and feature the
exhibit "The Blues Journey and Connection to the Railroad Exhibit"
outlining the role of train travel in the emergence of blues as a major
American art form.  Big Bill and Larry "Mud" Morganfield, the sons of
celebrated blues musician Muddy Waters, will be joined by legendary
Mississippi Delta blues musician Bobby Rush to perform train-themed
blues songs.

The event will also feature train
equipment and model train displays, a National Park Service Trails &
Rails Exhibit, live music and other
family-friendly activities. Visit the website
for more information.

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