National Train Day

BANGOR - All aboard! it's National Train Day.

Started by Amtrak six years ago, it's about educating the public on the advantages of railways and the history of trains in the United States.

Representatives from organizations such as Operation Lifesaver and the Downeast Scenic Railroad were at the Airport Mall today, providing information on local rails as well as safety around the tracks.

National Train Day is held every year on the Saturday closest to May 10th, which is the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.

Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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