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Lincoln, Main Street to host National Train Day on Saturday

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[May 07, 2010]  On Saturday, the city of Lincoln and Main Street Lincoln will host a celebration at the Amtrak station on Broadway Street. They have worked with the Monticello Railway Museum through the help of train advocate Dave Hepler, and there will be displays and handouts for the occasion.

InsuranceAmtrak is a vital part of our economy and passenger service. Many college students, residents and visitors use the services provided in Lincoln. The public is invited to show their appreciation by visiting the Amtrak station on Saturday for the story of trains in America.

Amtrak will host the third annual National Train Day with events across the country on Saturday to celebrate America's love for trains. National Train Day commemorates the 141st anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad's inception by bringing to life the rich narrative of how trains transformed America.

"National Train Day celebrates the train's impact on our country and provides an opportunity for Americans to further understand the influence rail has on the future of transportation in America," said Emmett H. Fremaux, Amtrak's vice president for marketing and product management.

With a greater national focus on energy efficiency in travel, trains are already a leading alternative, with 20 percent more fuel efficiency than commercial airlines and 28 percent more efficiency than car travel per passenger mile.

Trains have always been an important part of this country's fabric, and with the spotlight on going green and increasing options for intercity and high-speed rail growth, it's clear that they will continue to drive innovation in transportation.

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