National Train Day rolls into Toledo

Amtrak is no longer part of annual railroading event
National Train Day returns to Toledo’s train station Saturday with rail-related exhibits and programming that will include handcar and “speeder” rides, operating model-train layouts, and a drawing for free Amtrak tickets.

But because of a recent policy change at Amtrak, this year’s 10th edition of the show at Central Union Terminal, also known as Martin Luther King, Jr., Plaza, won’t really be part of a national event.

Nor will Amtrak have passenger-train equipment on hand for participants to tour as it has in the past.

“We are deeply concerned that Amtrak seems to be moving away from events such as ours, across the country,” said Bill Gill, an organizer of the local event.

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