May 10 at Sacramento, the Rail Museum, and Davis
Photos by Russ Jackson, RailPAC
NOTE: Photos from other locations will be posted soon!
What would Train Day be without a train? The California Zephyr, #6, arrives at the Sacramento Valley Station to pick up a large number of passengers riding on Train Day. In the background are the Amtrak California buses ready to depart all over Northern California.
Inside the station crowds visit tables to pick up brochures, talk trains, and have cookies. In the foreground RailPAC Treasurer, Bill Kerby, is talking to a customer, while behind the tables (left) Caltrans Division of Rail Marketing Associate Charles Wittig, RailPAC Associate Director Mike Barnbaum (in the Amtrak T-shirt), and member Debra Muro (right) work with the folks in this busy station.
The Amtrak ticket window was busy all day
The California State Rail Museum advertised Train Day on its outside wall. Riders with Amtrak tickets were admitted free.
Inside the CSRM the old met with the new. SP steam locomotive 2467 was on display next to Amtrak California Car “Muir Beach”, which drew a large crowd of young and old for tours.
Who is that lady behind the Train Day fan? That’s RailPAC Director Marcia Johnston, who along with station agent John Murphy, handed out Train Day materials, coffee, and cookies to folks who came to the Davis Station.
These visitors to the table at the Davis station came “because they heard it was Train Day.” Marcia was happy to help show them what it was all about.