Category Archives: Trains

National Train Day- May 11, 2013

The sixth annual National Train Day will be held on May 11, 2013. 
Events will be held all around the country. It’s a “nation- wide celebration of trains and train travel”. 

Here is are a couple of infographics about why trains matter

  • Connectivity: Amtrak is connecting the dots. Friends and families come together, and businesses expand their reach on our trains. From big cities to small towns, coast to coast, trains matter because they keep America together.
  • 500 destinations in the U.S. and Canada
  • 31.2 million people rode Amtrak trains in 2012
  • 3 passengers riding Amtrak trains VS. 1 passenger flying
  • 25 million Americans live within 25 miles of an Amtrak station

  • Economic Impact: Amtrak is American business. While employing thousands, and connecting businesses and communities across the country, Amtrak trains keep America’s workforce moving towards the future. 
  • 276 different pairs of cities are served on one of Amtrak’s routes
  • 50% of Amtrak’s daily trains reach 100 miles or more per hour
  • 20,000 people employed by Amtrak
  • 73% of Acela riders are traveling on a business trip
Find out more about National Train Day and find an event near you HERE.

Joss & Main: Planes, Trains & Automobiles- Wall Art for the World Traveler Sale

Joss & Main is a sample sale site for furniture & home decor. One of their sales currently has Vintage- Planes, Trains & Automobiles Posters for sale.
They are reasonably priced and come ready to hang.
The posters are are priced at $28.95 (reg.price $59.99) or $36.95 (reg.price$79.99).
They have about 30 different posters to choose from.

Wall Art for the World Traveler

The Planes, Trains, and Automobiles collection of vintage travel posters from Pop Culture Graphics brings a bon-vivant getaway theme to focus. Illustrated with charm and flair, these gorgeous throwback pieces will have you dreaming of a flight to Paris on the Pan Am Clipper or taking the Pennsylvania Railroad to the New York World’s Fair. Perfect for your kitchen, rec room, or home office, these striking framed posters add nostalgia and verve to any space.
If you decide to Join Joss and Main, please use my referral link so I earn a small credit for a future purchase.