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ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL TRAIN DAY PT.1

It is understandable if you missed National Train Day, we had Mothers Day Sunday and that was far more important.
Some background- 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.
It is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10th, the anniversary of the Pounding of the Golden Spike in Promontory, Utah- which marked the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
In short, a self-serving pseudo-holiday invented by Amtrak!
But affording me the opportunity to play some of the great and varied Train Songs produced in Rock & Roll over the years.
All Aboard!!!

Here are the links to Riding The Rails, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

At Podomatic:

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiopell/episodes/2020-05-11T13...


At Spreaker:

https://www.spreaker.com/user/radiopell/01-trains-2013-20


Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on May 15, 2020 at 8:35pm

SCABS? 

You're NUTS, hahahahahahaha!!!

I like Amtrak, but wish they would stop losing money!

Comment by Jon on May 15, 2020 at 7:19am

It's being run by scabs  since Amtrak stopped. POWER TO THE AMTRAK!

Comment by Mike Pell on May 15, 2020 at 5:45am

How can a CELEBRATION be fake, LOL?

Amtrak started it, others continue it, THAT is the point, LOL!

Comment by Jon on May 15, 2020 at 5:20am

Proves my point. It's now fake.

Comment by Mike Pell on May 15, 2020 at 5:16am

Jon,

That's true, but it still continues on.

In 2008, Amtrak established Train Day to help celebrate the history of the locomotive. The idea was to engage the general public more on the subject of trains and their history in the development of the modern world. Train Day was a homage to the efforts of our ancestors in building out the rail network. It focuses, particularly on the transcontinental railway. During its heyday, Train Day was a major event. While Amtrak was the clear lead, museums and other institutions related to trains all took part. Even charities got involved, seeing it as an excellent opportunity to fundraise. 

Amtrak decided to host events every year, but, unfortunately, got into financial trouble. The firm closed its official Train Day in 2015. That, however, wasn’t the end of the matter. Enthusiasts loved it so much, they carried on celebrating the occasion in the years that followed. 

Mike

Comment by Jon on May 12, 2020 at 5:41am

Did you know that the entity that started NTD discontinued it in 2006? That means that is no longer exists!

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