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.