Flagstaff Train Day

Did you know Mick Jagger’s first Instagram photo was taken on Acela Express from New York to Washington, DC? Or that Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit, created the idea behind the company while riding on Amtrak? Each year train enthusiasts and supporters celebrate travel by train at events scheduled across the nation.

Amtrak services Flagstaff twice daily on the Southwest Chief route which runs between Chicago and Los Angeles. Visit Amtrak for details and reservations for your next train trip. Trainspotting is easy in Flagstaff: 80-100 freight trains come through Flagstaff daily, the busiest freight line in the world.

Flagstaff Train Day Celebration

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Flagstaff Visitor Center, 1 E. Route 66

Join the Visitor Center Staff and train aficionados for a day of train-related family activities including live music, face painting, displays of railroad items, a Kids Depot, local artists and raffles, including prizes of two (2) tickets to the Grand Canyon Railway – more to come! All activities are free to take part in INCLUDING the Kiddie Caboose!

  • 10 a.m. Cake Cutting with Mayor Coral Evans
  • 10:30 a.m. Train robbery reenactment with Jerry Snow
  • 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kiddie Caboose train rides
  • Noon to 1 p.m. All of the Above String Band

In addition to these activities, visit booths featuring the Grand Canyon Railway, Operation Lifesaver, Search & Rescue, Verde Canyon Railroad, the Flagstaff Model Train Club, and more. And as always, the Visitor Center staff will be on site to assist you with your travel needs and you can browse the selection of train items in the gift shop.