National Train Day in Toccoa
Toccoa, GA, May 8, 2012 - The City of Toccoa will be welcoming the Amtrak Crescent Line again this year at 6:15 a.m. on May 12. Toccoa is the only city in Georgia celebrating National Train Day according to the National Train Day website. Mayor David Austin, city officials, and citizens will welcome the train as it stops in Toccoa on its way to Atlanta. They will then get on train and distribute information about Toccoa to the train riders.
AM630 WNEG Radio will broadcast live as the train arrives. A drawing for several prizes including round trip tickets to Atlanta, will be held at the event. Enter to win at these locations: Ionosphere Travel, WNEG Radio, and the Chamber of Commerce.
“Not only does the National Train Day celebration help focus on the importance of the railroad to our community, it highlights the opportunities it presents today. We continue to promote Amtrak travel as a relaxing way to visit Toccoa,” states Sharon Crosby, Special Events Coordinator. Each year more than 30,000 travelers come to Toccoa on the train.
The Crescent Line travels through more states – including the District of Columbia – than any other Amtrak route. Offering daily service, the 1,377 - mile route travels from New York’s Penn Station to the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in 30 hours, stopping in 33 communities along the way.
Sharon Crosby, Special Events Coordinator