Americans will have a chance to educate themselves about the nation’s train system when Rosario Dawson Joins Amtrak To Celebrate National Train Day. The renowned actress, writer and singer will host the 5th Annual National Train Day event on May 12. National Train Day seeks to educate the public about the ways in which America’s train system ties the country together while offering a unique mode of travel. Each year, National Train Day focuses on a different aspect of train travel. This year, National Train Day focuses on the ways in which train passengers can experience the majesty of the country’s land from the comfort of a train car.
“I am delighted to join Amtrak and train fans everywhere in celebrating National Train Day. I love trains not only because they offer a more intimate way to see the country and experience the communities along the way, but also because they are one of the greenest ways to travel, which is a value that has always been important to me,” says Rosario Dawson.
The 2012 National Train Day events will take place at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, as well as train stations in Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles.