Amtrak's Anniversary Train?

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stlgevo51

Steam Chaser
Does anyone know what cities the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train will be visiting and on what dates? I want to see the train, but I have no idea where it will go. Thanks!
 

p51

Marty, it runs on steam!
I'm surprised how nobody has mentioned any of the display setups. There is youtube video out there showing the interior of the train. I'll be seeing at King Street station in Seattle tomorrow morning...
 

p51

Marty, it runs on steam!
I'll be seeing at King Street station in Seattle tomorrow morning...
I was actually quite surprised how few train buffs there were when the train opened up. I was the first on board in Seattle and there was maybe half a dozen loosely behind me. Looking at this blog, it's been much better viewed elsewhere: http://www.amtrak40th.com/exhibit-train/tour-blog
The train was pretty neat, but mostly only had dummies with old uniforms on, some random pieces in display cases, and really very little "story" about the history of Amtrak. It was a train full of fluff. That said, seeing all that equipment restored and meeting Craig Thorpe and getting two of his prints signed was well worth the drive to see the train.http://store.amtrak.com/ProductDetail.aspx?did=14686&pid=88207
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maersksealand3329

Son of a Conrail fan
I had the chance to see it with an old friend in Jackson, MI (the closest stop to Lima, OHio). I amde a weekend of it, chasing trains and seeing this once in a lifetime display. If any of you guys here get to see it, its well worth every minute you spend going through the train.
 




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