Saturday, May 10, 2014

National Train Day

The renovated Union Depot in St. Paul was abuzz today for National Train Day. It's convenient to us (we park there when we go to the Farmers' Market) and it fit into our "take a vacation in the city" plan for the day ... lunch at Obento-Ya, ice cream in St. Anthony, and then take in the sights in St. Paul.

A beautiful day for everything too:

Equipment from the nearby Minnesota Transportation Museum was brought over to Union Depot

Checking out the legroom on this 1950s-era coach...

No air-conditioning on this hot day - I can't imagine it would have been all that warm in winter either. But the colors and metal trim were SO mid-century...

Amtrak had just started service to the Depot - they dropped off some Superliner coaches for people to walk through

More comfortable than the old Great Northern seats!

Checking out the sights from the dining car...

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