Recognizing National Train Day and the many benefits the Railroad brings to our State and Nation

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing National Train Day and the many bene-
fits the Railroad brings to our State and Nation

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those note-
worthy organizations within the United States and this great Empire
State whose focus and intent have made a substantial impact on the qual-
ity of life in their communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize
National Train Day and the many benefits the Railroad brings to our
State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, On Friday, May 7, 2010, the National Train Day celebration
will take place at New York's Penn Station with actor and avid train fan
Taye Diggs; he will throw the switch that launches an edible trainscape
made from elaborate confections and moving model trains; the display is
inspired by this year's National Train Day artwork, and will include a
model train installation by Bachmann Trains; and
WHEREAS, On Saturday, May 8, 2010, the 3rd Annual National Train Day
will be a free coast-to-coast celebration; the largest events will take
place in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and
there will also be a chance to tour private and Amtrak train cars,
explore interactive and educational exhibits, and enjoy live enter-
tainment; and
WHEREAS, National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in the year
2008 as a method to teach the general public about the advantages of
rail travel and the history of trains; events are held at Amtrak
stations as well as railroad museums throughout the country and often
have passenger cars and model railroad layouts on display; and
WHEREAS, National Train Day marks 141 years of connecting travelers
coast to coast; on May 10, 1869, in Promontory, Utah, the "golden spike"
was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central
Pacific and Union Pacific railways, transforming America by creating the
Nation's first transcontinental railroad; and
WHEREAS, This monumental event united the country and provided adven-
ture for businessmen who saw fortunes to be made, created jobs for thou-
sands of Americans, and sparked the creative imaginations of storytel-
lers in songs, movies, and novels; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body commends
Railroads nationwide for their excellence and for their commitment and
contributions to the communities they have so ably served; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize National Train Day and the many benefits the Railroad brings
to our State and Nation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Amtrak's National Train Day Planning Committee, and Bachmann


  • 05 / May / 2010

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