Seeking inspiring train travel experiences with special online contest in honor of National Train Day
WASHINGTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Train passengers experience travel unlike any others; they get to see the vastness of the American landscape more intimately when traveling by rail, from cities big and small, to country vistas and everything in between. In honor of the fifth anniversary of National Train Day, Amtrak is inviting train fans to share what they see and experience on their train journeys and enter the See More On A Train online contest.
A celebration of train travel and the ways that trains touch the lives of people across America, National Train Day will take place at train stations in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as numerous other communities throughout the nation, on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Award-winning actress, writer and philanthropist, Rosario Dawson, will serve as spokesperson for the Fifth Annual National Train Day, sharing her love of train travel and how it allows her to be involved in the community in a more personal way with train fans.
From now through May 29, 2012, train fans can upload their original photos, videos and stories chronicling how they have been inspired by their train travel to NationalTrainDay.com for the chance to win great 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.
In addition, train fans can visit http://www.facebook.com/NationalTrainDay to participate in the National Train Day sweepstakes for the chance to win an Amtrak Vacations Package to Glacier National Park and a full Samsonite luggage set.
To view the complete rules for the See More On A Train online contest and additional prizing information, or to learn more about National Train Day, please visit http://www.NationalTrainDay.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. and D.C., 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes and Contest end at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/29/12. National Train Day Sweepstakes subject to complete official rules available at http://www.facebook.com/nationaltrainday. See More on a Train Contest subject to complete official rules available at http://www.nationaltrainday.com.
Celebrating 40 years of dedicated service as America's Railroad® Amtrak is the nation's intercity passenger rail provider and its only high-speed rail operator. A record 30.2 million passengers traveled on Amtrak in FY 2011 on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Amtrak operates trains in partnership with 15 states and four commuter rail agencies. Enjoy the journey(SM) at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Join us on facebook.com/Amtrak and follow us at twitter.com/Amtrak.