A full slate of activities, including equipment displays, art displays and model railroad layouts, will highlight the May 9 Northeast Ohio Train Day.
Carrying the theme “a day of celebrating railroads past, present and future,” the activities will be spread over venues in Cleveland, Sebring and Alliance.
The event is part of the Amtrak Train Days national event being celebrated across the country.
At the Cleveland Amtrak Station (200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway), there will be displays of railroad freight equipment from CSX, Norfolk Southern and the Cleveland Harbor Belt.
Displays inside the station will include Amtrak travel information and timetables along with book authors and other displays of railroadiana.
Also having displays will be All Aboard Ohio, the National Association of Railroad Passengers and the Midwest High Speed Rail Association.
At the former Cleveland Union Terminal, now known as Tower City Center, there will be activities for children, tours of the onetime train station and views from the observation deck ($5).
The Midwest Railway Preservation Society will host a night photo session on Saturday (May 9) at the former Baltimore & Ohio roundhouse at 2800 W. Third St. in Cleveland.
The photo session will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the gate.
The Sebring Model Railroad Club, 135 E. Vermont, will have an open house at its layout housed in the former Pennsylvania Railroad station.
Train watching and other activities are planned for the Alliance Amtrak Station at 820 E. Main St.
To find out about other train day events, visit the Amtrak Trains Days website at: www.amtraktraindays.com