Amtrak Invites Train Stories For Contest

Amtrak-train-BIn honor of the fifth anniversary of National Train Day, Amtrak is hosting an online contest inviting train fans to share their travel experiences.

The “See More On A Train” online contest runs through May 29.

Train fans are encouraged to upload their original photos, videos and stories chronicling how they have been inspired by their train travel to for the chance to win prizes.

A grand-prize winner in each of the three categories will have their choice of one of four provided Amtrak Vacations Tour Packages for two travelers.

Three first-place winners will receive two round-trip tickets anywhere in the U.S. where Amtrak travels.

Three second-place winners will have the choice between a DSLR Camera with two interchangeable lenses or a mobile carrier gift card worth $500.

Amtrak is promoting the event on its Web site, Facebook page, Twitter feed and on its YouTube page.

The 5th Annual National Train Day, a celebration of trains and the different ways trains touch the lives of people, was held May 12. Tens of thousands of train fans attended Amtrak signature events at Grand Central Terminal in New York, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Union Station in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Actress Rosario Dawson served as national spokesperson and opened the ceremonies in her hometown of New York City. “CSI New York” actor Hill Harper shared his personal Amtrak travel experience at the event in Chicago, and Nickelodeon character Dora The Explorer entertained the crowd in Los Angeles.

The celebration of train travel included live entertainment, interactive and educational activities and family activities. The Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train ended its year-long cross-country journey at Grand Central Terminal.

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