Cary Train Day 2013



Story from staff reports. Photo by Hal Goodtree.

Cary, NC – National Train Day returns to Cary’s Amtrak Station on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Mark your calendars.

Cary Train Day 2013

As reported in the Editor’s Journal a couple of weeks ago, the celebration kicks off with the arrival of the Amtrak Carolinian at 10:02 AM. There will be food, exhibits, games for kids, the Cary Town Band, remarks from elected officials and perhaps a downtown tram. This year, we may see a train ride at the festivities. The fun continues all morning and into the afternoon.

Also on Train Day, from 12-7 PM, the south end of Academy Street will come alive with the 9th Annual Ritmo Latino festival. In a boost to downtown Cary, Amtrak is offering $5 kids’ tickets from anywhere in North Carolina to Cary on Train Day.

Event Details

National Train Day 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:30 AM – 2 PM

Cary Amtrak Station
101 East Cedar Street
Cary, NC



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2 replies
  1. Ian Henshaw
    Ian Henshaw says:

    It needs to be stated that the amazing attendance of National Train Day in Cary last year was a disruption to the Amtrak marketing of this event. How many people attended National Train Day in the “major markets”? This story needs to be told…

  2. Brent
    Brent says:

    Be sure to visit the Page-Walker Arts & History Center (in addition to the depot and other places) on Train Day! The Friends of the Page-Walker and Town of Cary Staff will greet you at the Page-Walker for additional festivities. After all, the Page-Walker started as a railroad hotel!

    I hope to see lots of folks in downtown Cary on Train Day!

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