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Cherokee Depot celebrates 'National Train Day' Saturday

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dr. Rudy Daniels
The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. will be hosting a Depot Open House as part of National Train Day this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

As part of the Open House the Depot model railroad exhibit will be up and running, along with tours of the Historic Cherokee Depot and refreshments.

At 7:30 p.m., railroad authority Dr. Rudy Daniels will give two special presentations. The first presentation will be "Operation Lifesaver," followed by "How Railroads Influenced the Development of Towns."

There will be a book signing and refreshments served after the presentations. All events are free and open to the public.

National Train Day marks the 143rd Anniversary of the creation of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the "golden spike" was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America.

National Train Day is back to celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people across America.

Saturday will be the day where train stations and other venues across the country host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present, and future of trains and travel.

Amtrak will host major events in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, with free live entertainment and activities for both children and adults.

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