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Published on May 12, 2009
The second annual National Train Day was held on Saturday, May 9th, 2009! Although I was nowhere near any of the big train day activities, I did watch trains in Ottumwa, Iowa, at the Amtrak station, from 1-8pm, and ended up seeing sixteen trains. The day was fantastic, with perfect temperatures (mid-60's) and mostly clear skies that made for some great footage. The trains were great, too. I couldn't believe how many SD70ACe's I saw leading trains, and I only saw one train the entire day with an SD70MAC leading. I even saw BNSF 9380 leading a train, which is the real-life engine that my Lionel SD70ACe is modeled after!! This video features the highlights of all sixteen trains that I saw. Trains include: