TEMPLE (May 6, 2013)--The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will celebrate National Train Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
National Train Day is celebrated each year on the closest Saturday to May 10, the anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony in Promontory, Utah and the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.
“We’re excited to take part in this national celebration,” Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum Director Stephanie Long said.
Activities will include a drawing for a free trip on Amtrak, tours of historic train cars at the museum, barrel train rides, handcar rides, operation lifesaver train safety activities, refreshments, and crafts for family and kids.
“Trains have played an important role in our history and continue to impact our communities today,” Long said. “National Train Day offers us the chance to have some fun and pay tribute to the trains and railroaders in town,” Long said.
The Central Texas Area Model Railroaders will also open the Moody Depot to allow visitors to view model train layouts.
For more information call the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum at (254) 298-5172.