Amtrak declared May 8, 2010 to be "National Train Day" and all of the rail groups in Portland, OR, responded with displays, tours, memorabilia sales and a great attitude, as always. The National Railway Historical Society, Pacific Northwest Chapter, the Friends of 4449, The Pacific Railway Preservation Association, Oregon Pacific Railroad, Amtrak, BNSF, and many other groups featuring G scale model railroads, new preservation efforts, and a miriad of rail subjects, all convened at Portland Union Station. Amtrak provided tours of a Talgo set, Chris McClarney's caboose and the Mount Hood passenger car were set up for tours, cab tours of the 4449 were held and the folks showed up in droves. I would guess in the thousands, as was the case last year.
4449 and BNSF 7400 with the tower in the background
Before the crowds arrived
Chris's UP caboose
Friends of 4449 Volunteers, Jean, Dave and who else?
The crowds are gathering
Railfans of all ages arrived
Al and Judy Hall, ever volunteers
4449 always draws a crowd
Afternoon clouds made this quite a scene
Inside the station
Who is this railfan to the right of the couple?
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