Amtrak Seeks Inspiring Train Travel Experiences with Special Online Contest in Honor of 5th Annual National Train Day
There is something simply magical about what a person can see while riding the train – whether the rural and urban American landscape or the connections made with new friends we meet along the way. It's all part of the journey. In honor of the fifth anniversary of National Train Day, Amtrak has invited train fans to share what they see and experience on their train journeys and enter the See More On A Train online contest, which will run through May 29th, 2012.
With only two weeks left to enter, train fans are encouraged to upload their original photos, videos and stories chronicling how they have been inspired by their train travel to NationalTrainDay.com for the chance to win great prizes. A Grand Prize winner in each of the three categories will have their choice of one of four provided Amtrak Vacations Tour Packages for two travelers.
The 5th Annual National Train Day, a celebration of trains and the different ways trains touch the lives of people, was held on Saturday, May 12. Tens of thousands of train fans attended Amtrak signature events at Grand Central Terminal in New York, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Union Station in Chicago and Los Angeles, and many more joined hundreds of grassroots events held in communities across America. Actress Rosario Dawson served as national spokesperson and opened the ceremonies in her home town of New York City.
National Train Day highlighted the unique perspective that passengers enjoy as they take in the beauty and vastness of the American landscape when traveling by rail. The four signature events featured live entertainment, interactive and educational activities and fun activities for the entire family. Additionally, the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train ended its year-long cross-country journey at Grand Central Terminal, CSI New York actor Hill Harper shared his personal Amtrak travel experience at the event in Chicago, and Nickelodeon character Dora The Explorer wowed the crowd in Los Angeles.
To view the complete rules for the See More On A Train online contest and additional prizing information, or to learn more about National Train Day, please visit NationalTrainDay.com. For more information, visit NationalTrainDay.com, “like” National Train Day at facebook.com/NationalTrainDay, and follow National Train Day on Twitter at @natltrainday.