I originally posted this on my old website as part of the PORTLAND PLACES: Portland Union Station page on May 21, 2008.
The first annual National Train Day was held on May 10, 2008. Events occurred at train stations all across the United States, including in Portland.
Union Station's south wing was filled with booths for local railroad organizations and hobby shops.
There was also an example of a diesel locomotive control stand on display.
One of the organizations with a display was the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. I took the opportunity to photograph their drumhead.
Amtrak NPCU #90250 with a Cascades Talgo train & P42DC #95 with a pair of Superliners were on display.
P42DC #73 was also there with the Portland Connection of the northbound Empire Builder.
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