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National Train Day

From train tours to model train displays to a rock climbing wall, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained.


This event has already happened.
May 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Alvarado Transportation Center
100 1st Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Schedule of Events

1:00 p.m. - Event Starts, Exhibits and Activities Open
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Kick-Off Concert with Pawn Drive
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. - Welcoming Remarks: Dewey Cave, MRCOG Executive Director
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Mini Train Rides

Especially for Kids & Familiestrain-day-child-small2

Kids and families will enjoy several FREE activities including:

  • Meet the new Rail Runner Mascot!
  • Interactive Train Displays by the Santa Fe Children's Museum
  • Chuggington Kids Depot by Amtrak
  • Interactive Percussion Musical Instruments with Drumfest
  • Face Painting with Jingles the Clown
  • Mini Train Rides by A Ton of Fun from 2-5 p.m.
  • Hands-on Activities with Explora
  • Rock Climbing Wall provided by City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation
  • View the Sun with Solar Telescopes provided by The Albuquerque Astronomical Society
  • Event Passport (see below)

Train Tours

Tour the inside of the following trains:

  • NM Rail Runner Expresstrain-day-climbing-small
  • BNSF Exhibit Train
  • Amtrak

Model Train Displays

Model trains will be on display in the following areas:

  • At the Wheels Museum
  • Outside of the Alvarado Transportation Center
  • Inside the Alvarado Transportation Center on the seond floor

Trip Planning and Other Information

Learn about transportation, tourism and train safety from organizations including:

  • Rio Metro Regional Transit District
  • Rio Metro Valencia
  • Santa Fe Trails
  • North Central Regional Transit District
  • NM Rail Runner Express
  • Operation Lifesaver

And There's More!

  • Food Vendors - Come hungry!  Great food from local vendors will be available for purchase during the event.
  • Raffle Prizes - Great prizes will be raffled off every hour.  No purchase necessary!
  • Visit our Smart Business Partners - Make sure to stop by and learn about these great businesses.
  • Bluegrass Music with Pawn Drive - Don't miss live bluegrass music with Pawn Drive from 1-1:45 p.m.
  • Free Shuttles To and From the Wheels Museum - Make a visit to the Wheels Museum part of your day.

Event Passport & Map

Make sure to pick up a copy of the 2014 National Train Day event passport. They can be found at the information table as well as in holders on the A-frame signs located throughout the event. Visit the eight stops listed in the passport and bring it back to the inforamation table for a special prize! The passport also doubles as an event map. Prizes available while supplies last.

More Information




Diane Dolan, Policy Analyst for Councilor Benton