Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 10, 2014

 

Take a ride on a historic train for National Train Day at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami, May 10, 2014

 

 

Miami, Florida (April 14, 2014) - The Gold Coast Railroad Museum (12450 SW 152 St.), home of Miamiís First National Historic Landmark, The "Ferdinand Magellan," will be offering train rides celebrating the 7th annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10th.

 

National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States. Train enthusiasts and supporters around the nation celebrate National Train Day each year at hundreds of locations across the country.  

 

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum will be offering the following train rides:

 

Train rides on the "Edwin Link Children's Railroad," or Link: continuously, every  hour beginning at  12:00pm. The cost is $2.50 per persons. Children under 1 are free.

BIG train ride times: continuously, every hour beginning at 11:30am.
The cost is $6.00 per person for all ages for a 25-minute ride. 

 

Established in 1957, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum houses over 36 historic trains including classic railroad cars like the Western Pacific "Silver Crescent" and engines like the Henry Flaglerís Florida East Coast Rail engines like the "113 and 153." It also houses the Ferdinand Magellan, private car for Franklin D. Roosevelt and was used by Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. This rail car has been designated a National Historical Landmark.


Some museum trains are open to the public and they provide rides on some of these historical trains through the many miles of track on the premises.
 
The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00am until 4:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am until 4:00pm.
Admission is free.
 
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and operating historic railroad equipment.

For more information visit www.gcrm.org or call (305) 253-0063.


National Train Day is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10, the anniversary of the pounding of the 
Golden Spike in Promontory, Utah which marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Events are held at Amtrak stations as well as railroad museums across the country and often have passenger cars and model railroad layouts on display. To get the celebration of trains started, Amtrak will bring a special-edition National Train Day to Union Station in Los Angeles one week in advance on May 3rd as a partner in the stationís 75th Anniversary event celebration. 

 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Ron Johnson

Email: ron.johnson@gcrm.org

Phone: 305-253-0063

Media Visits: Please inquire

 

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

12450 SW 152nd St., Miami, Florida, 33177-1402

Web: www.gcrm.org

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Take a ride on a historic train for National Train Day at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami, May 10, 2014

Miami, Florida - The Gold Coast Railroad Museum (12450 SW 152 St.), home of Miamiís First National Historic Landmark, The "Ferdinand Magellan," will be offering train rides celebrating the 7th annual National Train Day on Saturday, May 10th.   National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States. Train enthusiasts and supporters around the nation celebrate National Train Day each year at hundreds of locations across the country.  The Museum will be offering the following train rides: Train rides on the "Edwin Link Children's Railroad," or Link: continuously, every  hour beginning at  12:00pm. The cost is $2.50 per persons. Children under 1 are free. BIG train ride times: continuously, every hour beginning at 11:30am. The cost is $6.00 per person for all ages for a 25-minute ride. Established in 1957, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum houses over 36 historic trains including the Ferdinand Magellan, private car for Franklin D. Roosevelt and was used by Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. This rail car has been designated a National Historical Landmark. The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00am until 4:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am until 4:00pm. Admission is free.  The Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and operating historic railroad equipment. For more information visit www.gcrm.org or call (305) 253-0063.

 

 

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