Amtrak Launches Contest to Celebrate National Train Day
By James Ruggia
May 23, 2012 11:02 PM
In honor of the fifth anniversary of National Train Day, Amtrak has invited train fans to share what they see and experience on their train journeys and enter the See More On A Train online contest, which will run through May 29.
With five days left to enter, train fans are encouraged to upload their original photos, videos and stories chronicling how they have been inspired by their train travel to NationalTrainDay.com for the chance to win prizes. A grand prize winner in each of the three categories will have their choice of one of four Amtrak Vacations Tour Packages for two travelers.
The Fifth Annual National Train Day, a celebration of trains and the different ways trains touch the lives of people, was held on Saturday, May 12. Tens of thousands of train fans attended Amtrak signature events at Grand Central Terminal in New York, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Union Station in Chicago and Los Angeles, and many more joined hundreds of grassroots events held in communities across America. Actress Rosario Dawson served as national spokesperson and opened the ceremonies in her home town of New York City.
The four signature events featured live entertainment, interactive and educational activities and activities for the entire family. Additionally, the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train ended its year-long cross-country journey at Grand Central Terminal. “CSI New York” actor Hill Harper shared his personal Amtrak travel experience at the event in Chicago, and Nickelodeon character Dora The Explorer wowed the crowd in Los Angeles.