ARM Celebrates National Train Day - May 9, 2009

    Along with Amtrak, the Arizona Railway Museum, located at 330 E. Ryan Rd. Chandler, AZ, will join in celebrating National Train Day May 9, 2009. National Train Day celebrates the 140th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah. From logging and mining to the freight terminals in Phoenix and Tucson, railroads have played a major role in the development of Arizona. Getting goods from the State to customers all over the country would not have been possible were it not for the railroads.

    On May 9th, 2009 from 9 AM to 4 PM the museum will host a number of special events. Take a tour on the “Federal”, a privately owned 1911 Pullman Business car and the oldest Amtrak certified railcar in America. Tour of the cab of a Baldwin diesel locomotive and even blow the horn. See what it was like to be in a caboose. Tour rail cars under restoration not normally open to the public and see what it takes to keep these rare cars alive.

Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

Contact information:
Mark J. Redmond (602) 358-5931
Thomas Klobas (480) 838-1186

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