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May 12, 2013


Grand Central Terminal


All Ages


Description: An extraordinary assembly of historic train cars spanning the heyday of luxury rail travel, as well as the latest in railroad technology, will be on display together for the first time in the free and family-friendly "Grand Centennial Parade of Trains" weekend.

The historic train cars, including an observation car from the iconic 20th Century Limited, arguably the most famous train in the world, will be accompanied by a number of cars from the Metro-North fleet. The event also includes Grand Central's first model train show and "Railroadiana" antiques and collectibles event. Visual highlights include:

- A "Kid Junction" activity area with a modular train display from the animated train series "Chuggington" (as seen on the "Disney Junior" channel)

- Guinness World Record/Chuggington challenge for "World's Tallest Railroad Track" (Saturday only, 12:30-1:15pm)

- Demonstrations with a Master Builder from the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester (Saturday, 2:35-3:55pm; Sunday 10:40-11:10am and 1:20-1:50pm)

- Creative activities led by New York Transit Museum and New York Botanical Garden staff

- Demonstrations by Metro-North, about the many functions that support a railroad

- Musical performances (Saturday and Sunday, 10am and 3:30pm)

- Metro-North's robotic mascot, Metro Man, Talks Railway Safety (Saturday, 10:40am and 2:10pm; and Sunday, 12:10pm and 2:40pm)

- Vintage IRT subway trains running on a track of the Times Square Shuttle all weekend long

- Special deals and promotions at Grand Central shops (Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last)

Address: 42nd Street and Park Avenue
Midtown, NY


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