National TRAIN DAY


  • SAN LUIS OBISPO Noon to 4 PM at the Amtrak San Luis Obispo Train Station, 1011 Railroad Avenue at Santa Rosa St.
    Your train has arrived…and all of San Luis County is invited down to the San Luis Obispo train station on Saturday, May 9th, to celebrate the second annual National Train Day. The date commemorates the 140th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike that linked the east and west coats of the United States, and celebrates our railroad history and future. It’s free and open to the public, with plenty of free parking at the station. There will be refreshments, as well as paper engineer caps for kids of all ages, a scale model railroad exhibit from the San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association, a railroad photography display by local Rich Hansen, whose photography at the SLO station won second place in Amtrak’s national competition, and musical entertainment by the youth band of the Basin Street Regulars—with some jazzy railroad themed tunes!
  • LOS ANGELES UNION STATION with celebrities, entertainment, exhibits and more.
  • SANTA BARBARA COAST, CoastalRail and ASERT are hosting National Train Day at the Santa Barbara Train Station which includes a train ride from Santa Barbara to Carpinteria. Train leaves Santa Barbara at 9:20AM and returns at 10:15. More information at
  • There are more events at the DUNSMUIR train station, PASO ROBLES train station, FRESNO train station, SALINAS at the REA building next to the Amtrak station, and SAN BERNARDINO at the historic Santa Fe Depot!
  • CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM in Sacramento, where RailPAC VP North Art Lloyd will receive the “Golden Star” award.
  • TRAVEL TOWN in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
  • For more information on National Train Day go to