CHICAGO – The Amtrak Exhibit Train, a unique traveling display showcasing memorabilia from the 40-years of Amtrak railroad history is touring the country and is stopping at Amtrak Union Station in Chicago this weekend.
The Exhibit Train event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT on Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2.
The Exhibit Train showcases Amtrak history over the decades, displaying memorabilia such as vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, and period uniforms. The Exhibit Train will also include a train-themed kids’ activity area, Chuggington Depot, based on the popular television series on Disney Junior and designed for kids ages 2-7 and their families. In addition, commemorative 40th anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase onboard the train.
Besides the Exhibit Train and drawings for free Amtrak tickets, the event also showcases the City of Chicago Office of Tourism & Culture (promoting the Soul Train 40th Anniversary), model trains from Kato and Lionel, National Association of Railroad Passengers and Operation Lifesaver, an industry-sponsored rail safety group.
Additional information about the Exhibit Train and Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary can be found on the official website at Amtrak40th.com.
WHAT: Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Amtrak Chicago Union Station, 225 South Canal Street, 60606
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