Parade of Trains

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun May 12 2013 .
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Info
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Head to Grand Central Terminal for a  free, family-friendly weekend filled with an extraordinary assembly of historic train cars, a model train collectible show, and fun activities at “Kid Junction,” sure to appeal to railroad enthusiasts of all ages.

Historic Railcar Collection On Display | Tracks 34 thru 37

Sixteen historic train cars will come from across the country to Grand Central, including one from the iconic 20th Century Limited, “The Most Famous Train in the World.” Other historic cars on display and available for tours include: The Babbling Brook (1949); The Berlin (1956); The Birken (1954); The Cimarron River (1948); The Dover Harbor (1923); The Hickory Creek (1947); The Kitchi Gammi Club (1923); The Montana (1947); The New York Central 43 (1947); The New York Central 448 (1947); The Ohio River (1926); The Overland Trail (1949); The Pacific Sands (1950); The Salisbury Beach (1954); The Tioga Pass (1959); & The Wisconsin (1948).

Accompanying the historic trains will be twelve cars from Metro-North Railroad’s collection, including the recently introduced M8 commuter car, and an older model currently undergoing restoration.

Model Train Collectible Show | Vanderbilt Hall

Grand Central’s first “Railroadiana” antiques and collectibles event includes a wide variety of buyers and sellers lining one half of Vanderbilt Hall, offering sales and appraisals of unique railroad and train-related items.

Kid Junction | Vanderbilt Hall

The other half of Vanderbilt Hall will be full of free activities for children and families to enjoy, including exhibits and activities from Disney’s beloved Chuggington animated train series, the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester, and The New York Transit Museum. Other activities will include train-themed story time, musical performances and more! Check back for more details.

Ride to Grand Central in style! Vintage 1940s and 1950s subway cars will be running on Track 4 of the Times Square Shuttle during the Parade of Trains!

Schedule of Events – Vanderbilt Hall

SATURDAY, MAY 11
10:00 AM  Music Under New York performance
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  Radio Disney Music, Games, & Prizes
11:30 AM MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal
1:00 PM  Guinness World Record presented to Chuggington™ for “World’s Tallest Track”
1:00 PM  MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal
2:00 PM  Metro-North’s robotic mascot, Metro Man, Talks Railway Safety
2:30 PM  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Master Lego Builder
3:00 PM  MTA Police Department K-9 Unit Presentation
3:15 PM  “Ankle Soup” Author Reading
3:30 PM   Music Under New York performance

SUNDAY, MAY 12
10:00 AM  Music Under New York performance
11:30 AM MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal
1:00 PM  MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal
2:00 PM  Metro-North’s robotic mascot, Metro Man, Talks Railway Safety
2:30 PM  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester Master Lego Builder
3:00 PM  MTA Police Department K-9 Unit Presentation
3:15 PM  “Ankle Soup” Author Reading
3:30 PM   Music Under New York performance

Area/Neighborhood: 
Uptown
Midtown East
NYC
location: 
Grand Central Terminal
Park Avenue at 42nd Street
New York , NY 40° 45' 7.4124" N, 73° 58' 39.2052" W
New York