National Train Day: May 12

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Events, Kids

It’s Albuquerque’s second annual National Train Day event on Saturday May 12, 2012, at the Downtown Alvarado Transportation Center.  So what does National Train Day involve? Free strap-hanging? Wishing the gentleman sitting next to us would stop snoring on our shoulder? No indeedy! It looks like a lot of fun with free activities and entertainment.

Albuquerque National Train Day takes place on May 12 from 1 pm to 5 pm and includes:

  • Tours of New Mexico Rail Runner Express, Amtrak, and BNSF rail cars
  • Entertainment including La Rondalla de Albuquerque,  Mariachi San Jose, and Mustang Pride Marching Band.
  • Displays from model train clubs.
  • Explora does its stuff with kids’ activities
  • Wheels Museum free shuttle and Harvey House display.
  • Kids’ interactive train display from Santa Fe Children’s Museum
  • Train safety info and prizes.

Albuquerque National Train Day takes place:

When: Saturday May 12, 2012

Time: 1 – 5 pm

Where: Downtown Alvarado Transportation Center

Price: Free!

If you’re new in town or just not terribly observant, Alvarado Transportation Center is located on the corner of 1st Street SW and Central Avenue.




One Response to “National Train Day: May 12”
  1. Dawn says:

    There’s also another event downtown!
    1100 2nd SW 
    Albuquerque, NM 87103 
    Event Date:05/12/2012 
    Start Time: 10:00 AM 
    End Time: 05:00 PM 
    Event Description: Join The Wheels Transportation Museum at the iconic Steam Locomotative Repair Shops in Albuquerque for National Train Day events with hundreds of exhibits, model trains, a car show, and demos. There will be food, raffles, auctions, live bands, fun and free for all. Get a sneak peak at the rail years and 27 acres with 350 square feet of historic buildings of the ATSF RR.