National Train Day Toledo 2017

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National Train Day Toledo 2017

Unread postby Wabash1070 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:06 pm

I've just recently found out on Facebook that National Train Day Toledo 2017 is happening, which struck me with some questions which I still haven't gotten answered, would anyone know the answers here, 1: I thought it wasn't happening because Amtrak dropped the funding for it, is Amtrak founding it again? 2: Will there be units on display?
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Re: National Train Day Toledo 2017 HAPPENING!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:05 pm

OK, the event is definitely happening!!!! I guess "Everyone" changed their minds!!!! :shock: :shock: It will be Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Toledo, OH Amtrak® station!!!!
I myself will be there to "Represent" the Michigan Transit Museum®!!!! We will have a booth set up there too!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

There will be the Ann Arbor® "Heritage Unit" as one of the displays!!!! I haven't seen this engine since before the "Re-paint" as AA GP38 #7802!!!!

Here's a photo I took (Pentax® 645™ 120 film camera) at Ottawa Yard, 1/24/2014: Image
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3751782


Here's "Old"info about N.T.D. "Closing," March 7, 2016: http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2016/03/07-national-train-day

Here's a "Thing" about the event in Toledo: https://www.thenbxpress.com/10th-annual-national-train-day/
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Re: National Train Day Toledo 2017 HAPPENING!!!!

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:45 pm

A regular NS unit (no heritage unit this year) will be on display.
Amtrak has decided not to send equipment this year.

For more information please visit: National Train Day Toledo Facebook
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Re: National Train Day Toledo 2017 HAPPENING!!!!

Unread postby Wabash1070 » Thu May 04, 2017 12:00 am

NS3322 wrote:A regular NS unit (no heritage unit this year) will be on display.
Amtrak has decided not to send equipment this year.

For more information please visit: National Train Day Toledo Facebook

I'm surprised they didn't keep the displays a surprise
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Re: National Train Day Toledo 2017 HAPPENING!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Thu May 04, 2017 5:36 am

Robertrains wrote: » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:05 pm
I myself will be there to "Represent" the Michigan Transit Museum®!!!! We will have a booth set up there too!!!!


:evil: :evil: OK DARN, the MTM members going to this event are not taking a "Caravan" of people!!!! I guess they're just taking the "Essentials!!!!" It looks like I'm not going!!!! :cry:

EDIT 7:01 P.M., 5-4-17: YEAH I AM GOING TO N.T.D. WITH "RAILFAN GARY!!!!" :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: National Train Day Toledo 2017 HAPPENING!!!!

Unread postby Robertrains » Sun May 07, 2017 11:33 am

Robertrains wrote:EDIT 7:01 P.M., 5-4-17: YEAH I AM GOING TO N.T.D. WITH "RAILFAN GARY!!!!" :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

OK, the equipment "Displays" weren't the "Best!!!!" It was nice to see the only engine there, AA GP38 #3879!!!! However, I took "Long Exposures" of an old Sperry® "Thing" sitting on a siding that night!!!! It's an old "Doodlebug" from the 1930's and there's only 5 left!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: National Train Day Toledo 2017

Unread postby Robertrains » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:45 am

I had a great time at this event, I'll post "Scanned" film pictures soon! The "Longest" train I ever saw was on this day, near Delta, OH!!!! It was a westbound NS train with
three engines, 208 cars!!!! "MERCY!!!!"
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Look at this video of a Westbound that passed before I arrived (video be "Railfan Kyle"): https://www.youtube.com/embed/c85oaLSpQ4Q
─yes that is one engine with 172 cars....I never saw that long of a train with only one unit!!!!
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