Saturday, May 10, 2008

National Train Day

A very happy National Train Day! - May 10th

National Train Day, 2008


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also see, Away We Go:
Plans on track for National Train Day at Union Station

5/04/2008 7:17 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also see Plans to celebrate railroad history and future .

5/06/2008 7:45 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also see Now arriving: National Train Day by Dixie Reid, © Sacramento Bee:

"Observances may be bigger elsewhere, but Sacramento is a significant place to celebrate the first National Train Day on May 10.

That's because the groundbreaking for the western half of the transcontinental railroad took place in 1863 at the foot of K Street, in what is now Old Sacramento. Then began the backbreaking work of putting rails across the Sierra Nevada and into the 'civilized' United States.

And, the California State Railroad Museum has on permanent exhibit three icons of that railroad: Thomas Hill's famous 1881 painting 'The Last Spike,' the so-called 'lost' golden spike that few people knew existed for 136 years, and the first Central Pacific Railroad locomotive, the Gov. Stanford. ... "

5/08/2008 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trains have made a mark on our culture
By Congressman Adrian Smith, For the North Platte Telegraph:

" ... The freight railroad industry in 2006 produced over 1.77 trillion ton-miles generating revenue of $54 billion. At a time when high energy costs are the chief cause of high costs of food and goods, trains are a less costly alternative.

Union Pacific Bailey yards, located in North Platte, is the largest railroad classification yard in the world. The yard covers 2,850 acres and is able to handle 10,000 railroad cars in one 24-hour period; put end-to-end, the 315 miles of track in the yards would reach from North Platte past Omaha. ... "

5/11/2008 2:17 PM  

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