National Train Day 2012 & Tampa Union Station Centennial Celebration

National Train Day 2012 LogoTime: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Location: Tampa Union Station
Cost: FREE admission; Hassle-free event parking in the City of Tampa Twiggs Street Garage (901 E. Twiggs Street, corner of Twiggs and East Streets, 1-1/2 blocks from Union Station in Downtown Tampa) for a nominal fee; Food available for purchase from Food Trucks on-site
Info: Website
Tampa Union Station Centennial Logo
What’s Doing?
Come out to Tampa Union Station for National Train Day and the Tampa Union Station Centennial Celebration, and help the station celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Plus, this year’s event will also celebrate the 143rd Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike marking the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Highlights of the event includes:
— Amtrak equipment on display
— Live music
— History exhibits
— Operating model railroads
— History presentation (11 a.m.)
— Special Demonstrations from the Amtrak Police Department’s K-9 Unit and the telegraphers of the Florida Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club

Food trucks — Taco Bus, Stinky Bunz, Burger Culture and Wicked Witches — will be on-site with food or beverages available for purchase.

Tampa Union Station
(Corner of Nebraska Avenue and Twiggs Street in Downtown Tampa)
601 North Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

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