Celebrating the 143rd Anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike marking the completion of the transcontinental railroad and the 100th Anniversary of Tampa Union Station's opening!
10 AM-5 PM
Tampa Union Station, 601 No. Nebraska Avenue, Downtown Tampa
Features this year include:
Amtrak Equipment on Display! Including an Amtrak 40th Anniversary commemorative locomotive, Amfleet and Viewliner equipment!
Exhibits! From NARP, Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library/Burgert Brothers Collection, Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historical Society, Florida Railroad Museum, TBARTA, HART, Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers, Friends of Tampa Union Station, Amtrak, City of Tampa Office of Historic Preservation and Urban Design, Tampa Preservation, Inc., Silver Meteor Gallery, and others!
History Program! Join us at 11 AM as Tampa Bay History Center Curator of History Rodney Kite-Powell gives a lecture on the history of railroads in Tampa, local historian Fred Hearns speaks about Union Station's role in Tampa's African-American history, and the National Railway Historical Society adds Tampa Union Station to its list of Historic National Railroad Landmarks!
Operating Model Railroads! From the H.B. Plant Railroad Historical Society, the Suncoast Model Railroad Club, and more!