Visit a Tampa landmark this Saturday for National Train Day! Tampa Union Station, Tampa Bay’s 101-year-old train station, is hosting a free celebration in honor of America’s love for trains. Saturday marks 144 years of connecting travelers coast to coast and commemorates the day the first transcontinental railroad was created.
In addition to live music and food trucks, National Train Day will feature:
- Railroad equipment displays and tours
- Operating model trains including LEGO and HO-, G- and N- scale trains from the Suncoast Model Railroad Club, The H.B. Plant Railroad Historical Society and others
- Historical exhibits from the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library/Burgert Brothers photograph collection, Operation Lifesaver, the Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers, Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society, Tampa Bay History Center, City of Tampa Historic Preservation and Urban Design, Tampa Preservation, Friends of Tampa Union Station, and more.
- Train simulators
National Train Day will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Tampa Union Station, which is located at the corner of Nebraska Avenue, Twiggs Street, and Nuccio Parkway in Downtown Tampa, on the edge of Ybor City at 601 N. Nebraska Avenue. Call 727-365-4077 for more information.
Stay tuned for more fun weekend activities!