Next weekend is GCT’s Parade of Trains (May 11/12, 2013), New York City’s contribution to Amtrak’s National Train Day program (so if you don’t live in NYC, check out an event near you). Last year we were floored by the ribbon of well-behaved children that snaked through the terminal waiting to tour the elder statesmen of rail travel, parked on one of the out of the way tracks (read my post here). This year, cars from the 1920s-1950s will be lined up on Tracks 34-37, including one from the iconic New York Central’s 20th Century Limited. It’s certainly an event geared toward kids given the event schedule, but I’m sure a fair amount of rail-fan adults will be there as well.
Could we please bring back class like this?