Aug 1, 2013

Amtrak Exhibit Train- Spokane THIS WEEKEND!

 
 
 

 

The Amtrak Exhibit Train will be open for tours from 10am – 5pm on August 3rd and 4th at the Spokane Amtrak Station.

 

Amtrak has been America's Railroad for more than 42 years, providing vital intercity and high-speed passenger rail service to the nation and offering a critical transportation choice for both urban and rural communities.  To champion the positive impact of intercity rail travel in the communities Amtrak serves, a special Exhibit Train has been created.  This train allows visitors on board to learn about Amtrak's past and present while also offering a glimpse into the company's future. 

 

 
 

The Exhibit Train has two locomotives with historic paint schemes and uses three renovated Heritage baggage cars to display educational exhibits focusing on various aspects of our business.  Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms, photographs, and other items of memorabilia from Amtrak's creation in 1971 to a model of today's modern-sleeping accommodations and high-speed rail service displays.  Interactive displays include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer's stand.  There is no charge for the public to tour the train.

 

 
 

The Amtrak Exhibit Train is a renovation of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train that toured the country, stopping in 43 communities over a one-year period. 

 

Now remodeled, we are continuing to visit additional communities and the train will be at the Spokane Amtrak Station on August 3-4, 2013

 

The Exhibit Train will be open for tours from 10am – 5pm on each day.

 

On Amtrak's history website, http://history.amtrak.com/blogs/exhibit-train-blog, you can read about the past tour as well as see pictures from various stops. 

 

 

 
 
 
(all images in this post from Amtrak's History site)

 

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