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July 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Wooo-hooo! It’s a day for train buffs on Saturday

Seattle's newly restored King Street Station hosts Amtrak Rail Day on Saturday. (photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

Seattle’s elegantly restored King Street Station hosts Amtrak Rail Day on Saturday. (photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times)

If you’re a train spotter, or hey, even a train-station spotter, head for Seattle’s newly restored King Street Station on Saturday for Amtrak Rail Day.

Amtrak’s Exhibit Train will make one of its two stops in the Pacific Northwest this year, powered by a special locomotive that honors American veterans. The Exhibit Train is a rolling museum dedicated to America’s publicly owned railroad, with displays featuring workable train signals, virtual sleeping accommodation tours, railroad trivia, and special looks at locomotives and train horns. In addition, the Exhibit Train features photos, uniforms, vintage advertising and memorabilia from Amtrak’s beginning in 1971 to today’s modern sleeping cars and high-speed rail service.

New train cars for the Amtrak Cascades line will also be on display. Rail-themed exhibitors include Operation Lifesaver, dedicated to reducing collisions at highway rail crossings, the National Parks Trails and Rails program and more. For kids, there will be a train-themed activity area, Chuggington Depot.

The free event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 at King Street Station, 303 S. Jackson St., Seattle.

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