Memphis will celebrate National Train Day at the Amtrak Central Station on Saturday, May 11th, with a passenger train and kid's activities from 11am to 4 pm. "This celebration will be the biggest observance of National Train Day that Memphis has ever had," said William B. Strong, vice president of the Tennessee Association of Railroad Passengers.
A diesel locomotive train will be on display along with a coach and a sleeping car from Amtrak’s Chicago / Memphis / New Orleans Superliner passenger train, "The City of New Orleans." Strong said, “the train will give the public the opportunity to see and sample firsthand what a modern 21st century double-decker passenger train is really like,”
Travel experts will be available to answer questions about modern day passenger train travel and plans. Amtrak route schedules, timetables, and vacation guides will also be available to visitors.