Have you ever watched movies and read books like Harry Potter, Unstoppable, the Train, planes trains and automobiles and the Polar Express and wondered about the trains mentioned? Well I sure did, then I went to Amtrak train day and I learned a ton not only about Amtrak though. I learned about the different types of horns and I even got to sit in the engineers seat.It was so much fun and it was all free. We got to see the tiniest details like China plates used in the old dining cars and different uniforms of the crew.
Even though the only trains there were Amtrak, SEPTA and NJ transit, general rules about how trains work, and the little things like horns are usually similar in the US, but if you wanted to learn about say, British trains, well that’s for another day. Oh, and also; I can’t guarantee that the magical and mysterious trains of Harry Potter and the polar express are going to operate in the same way!