National Train Day will be on Saturday, May 11 this year, with events planned across the country in celebration. This year’s theme is “Trains matter” and will focus on the importance of trains to transportation, economic development, and employment.
In Missouri, there are events planned in Kansas City, Pacific, Independence, Kirkwood, Valley Park, La Plata, Warrenton, and Washington. Illinois will host events in Princeton, Summit, Springfield, Plano, Chicago, Kewanee, Bloomington-Normal, and Macomb. Check the National Train Day website for details on an event near you and get out to support trains and public transit!