Memphis To Celebrate Its Railroad History


The railroad history of Memphis will be on display during the grand opening of Memphis Central Station on Oct. 4.

The occasion is the 100th anniversary of the station. The event is being sponsored by the Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum.

A ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. with free admission for the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Amtrak Exhibit Train will be  on hand and open for tours by schools and groups between noon and 5 p.m. on  Friday (Oct. 3) and to the public on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

A Norfolk Southern exhibit car will be on display during the same hours as the Amtrak train. A Canadian National locomotive cab will be open for visitors on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. BNSF, CSX and Union Pacific will all have locomotives on display.

“The 100th anniversary of the opening of Memphis’ Central Station marks a major event in the railroad history of the Mid-South,” said museum President Mike Fleming. “Preserving the ‘Rich and Colorful Railroad History of Memphis and the Mid-South’ is the goal of the Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum.”

For additional information, call 901-590-3099 or go to Museum entrance fees will be waived on Saturday.

Memphis Central Station is served daily by Amtrak’s City of New Orleans between Chicago and New Orleans.


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