National Train Day this Saturday, May 7

National Train Day this Saturday, May 7

http://www.nationaltrainday.com/

Stop by the Michigan events located at these stations:

Ann Arbor Amtrak Station

325 Depot Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

End Time: 9:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje and members of the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers as they celebrate National Train Day with coffee and donuts! Mayor Hieftje will read a proclamation from the City in support of train travel and present it to the conductor of Amtrak train #351 heading to Chicago.

Bangor Amtrak Station

541 Railroad Street
Bangor, MI 49013Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

End Time: 12:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join us at the historic Pere Marquette (Amtrak) station in Bangor, Michigan as we celebrate National Train Day! The Mayor of Bangor will read a proclamation following the arrival of Amtrak train 371, the Pere Marquette. Enjoy live music, refreshments, an operating HO scale model train layout from the Holland Modular Railroad Club and so much more.

Detroit Amtrak Station

11 West Baltimore Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

End Time: 1:00 p.m.

Event Description: Celebrate National Train Day with cake and coffee and pick up some Amtrak promotional material! Stay and hear from Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers and Transportation Riders United about the future Woodward light rail connecting to Amtrak and the future commuter rail at this station. At noon Mayor Bing will present the National Train Day proclamation to the Amtrak conductor.

Website: visit

Dowagiac Amtrak Station

200 Depot Drive
Dowagaic, MI 49047Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 4:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join us to celebrate National Train Day! The celebration will include a model train display by the Cass Railroad Club, refreshments, and Amtrak information.

East Lansing Amtrak Station

1240 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

End Time: 8:30 a.m.

Event Description: Bring family and friends to celebrate National Train Day! Enjoy free coffee and a presentation of the Michigan House of Representatives and East Lansing City Council’s resolutions declaring May 7th National Train Day in Michigan.

Website: visit

Rainy Day Hobbies

22961 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 6:00 p.m.

Event Description: Rainy Day Hobbies will host an open house to celebrate National Train Day. The event will feature model railroading demonstrations, Amtrak train videos, children’s coloring contest, train Games, refreshments, train gifts and more railroad related fun.

Website: visit

Flint Amtrak Station

1407 South Dort Highway @ I 69
Flint, MI 48503Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 6:30 a.m.

End Time: 12:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join the National Association of Railway Business Women Display to celebrate National Train Day! Activities will include a kids area, model train display by Mid Michigan Railway Historical Society, Operation Lifesaver, rail display and refreshments.

Louis & Helen Padnos Transportation Center

171 Lincoln Ave
Holland, MI 49423Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 7:00 a.m.

End Time: 8:30 a.m.

Event Description: Come celebrate National Train Day with the City of Holland! Share anniversary cake and beverages from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. when Pere Marquette Train #371 arrives on its way to Chicago. Other activities include a reading of a proclamation by Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Vande Vusse recognizing May 7, 2011 as Train Day in the City of Holland and volunteers providing information regarding the history of Michigan passenger trains. .

Website: visit

Jackson (MI) Amtrak Station

501 E. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49201Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 08:30 a.m.

End Time: 02:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join us as we celebrate National Train Day at “The Oldest Continuous Operational Railroad Designed and Built Passenger Train Station in the United States,” the historic Michigan Central Railroad (Amtrak) station in Jackson, Michigan! Don’t miss out on your chance to see trains, model trains, explore interactive and educational exhibits, trip planning and so much more.

Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society

9336 North Riverview
Kalamazoo, MI 49004Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 2:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join us for our spring open house event to celebrate National Train Day! Our 24×40-foot HO scale layout will be operating and the 1912-vintage full-size caboose will be open to tour. There will be games and coloring pages for children. Admission and refreshments are free.

Website: visit

Kalamazoo Amtrak Station

459 N Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3669Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

End Time: 11:30 a.m.

Event Description: Celebrate National Train Day with the Michigan Assocation of Railroad Passengers! Greet the three morning trains and hear a reading of the Proclamation of the City of Kalamazoo at 9:40 am. Exhibitors include: Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society; Vicksburg Depot Museum; Chicago, Kalamazoo and Saginaw Railfan Festival; Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers; Operation Lifesaver. MARP is also sponsoring a day trip by train between Kalamazoo and New Buffalo, MI.

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

13988 Range Line Road
Niles, MI 49120Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 6:00 p.m.

Event Description: Celebrate National Train Day with the season opening of Fernwood’s railway garden, designed by Applied Imagination’s Paul Busse. The garden features G-scale trains on four levels of track, a waterfall, stream, pond, and mountain. This year’s theme is “Roadside Attractions” and showcases scaled reproduction of whimsical buildings such as the Brown Derby Restaurant, Corn Palace, Wigwam Motel, Airplane Gas Station, and more. In addition, the exhibit includes replicas of the local Pears Mill, Niles Depot, St. Joseph Lighthouse, and Notre Dame’s Golden Dome.

Website: visit

Niles Amtrak Station

598 Dey Street
Niles, MI 49120Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 03:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join us at the historic 1892 Michigan Central Railroad (Amtrak) station in Niles, Michigan as we celebrate National Train Day! Greet the arrival of Amtrak train 365, the Blue Water, and Wolverine trains 350, 351 and 352 while exploring interactive and educational exhibits from the Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers, Four Flags Garden Club and Niles DDA Main Street; an operating Garden scale model train layout from the Southwest Michigan Garden Railroad Club and so much more.

Starr Jaycee Park

13 Mile Road between Crooks & Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 12:00 p.m.

End Time: 4:00 p.m.

Event Description: Bring friends and family to celebrate National Train Day! Enjoy free miniature train rides in Starr Jaycee Park from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. weather permitting.

Website: visit

Saginaw Railway Museum

900 Maple Street
Saginaw, MI 48602Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 1:00 p.m.

End Time: 6:00 p.m.

Event Description: Celebrate National Train Day with the Saginaw Railway Museum! There will be an open house from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by a slideshow highlighting some mid-Michigan railroading from the “good old days.” Admission is free, but donations are asked.

Website: visit

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