National Train Day

Union Terminal by Josh Beeman

Today is National Train Day. Why today? Because, on 10 May 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, ceremonially creating the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. To celebrate, the Cincinnait Railroad Club, located in Tower A of Union Terminal, is presenting rail travel slide shows to the public at 11:45am and 1:45pm today.

The photo above is by talented local photographer Josh Beeman, whose prints are available for purchase via his site.


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  1. I actually have a list of train songs on my radio station, Radio Sweetheart in honor of National Train Day! It includes music from the likes of Beck, the Clash, the Decemberists, James Brown, Neko Case, Robyn Hitchcock and Tom Waits. To see when it plays next, check my schedule ( for “I Often Dream of Trains.”

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