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Grand Centennial Parade of Trains

May 11 – 12, 2013 | 10AM-4PM
Vanderbilt Hall, Tracks 34-37, and other locations in Grand Central

Join us 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
More than 20 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.” 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. Please see below for a full list of the train cars that will be on display and available for tours.

Model Train & Railroad 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!

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!

Please note: No backpacks will be permitted in event spaces during the Parade of Trains, including Vanderbilt Hall and on the platforms serving Tracks 34 to 37. There will be no bag check available.

Schedule of Events – Vanderbilt Hall
SATURDAY, MAY 11
10 AM – 10:30 AM  
Music Under New York performance– Sean Grissom “Cajun Cello
10:40 AM – 11 AM   Metro-North’s robotic mascot, Metro Man,Talks Railway Safety
11 AM – 12 PM   MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal (meet at NY TM annex)
11 AM – 2 PM   Radio Disney Music, Games, & Prizes
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM   Guinness world record build & presentation to Chuggington™ for “World’s Tallest Track”
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal (meet at NY TM annex)
2 PM – 2:20 PM   LEGOLAND ® Discovery Center Westchester Master Lego Builder
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM   Metro-North’s robotic mascot, Metro Man, Talks Railway Safety
2:50 PM – 3:05 PM   MTA Police Department K-9 Unit Presentation
3:10 PM – 3:25 PM   “Ankle Soup” Author Reading Book Reading by Author Maureen Sullivan and Illustrator Alison Josephs
3:30 PM – 4 PM   Music Under New York performance– Gabriel Aldort “Galdort Gumbo

SUNDAY, MAY 12
10 AM – 10:30 AM  
Music Under New York performance– Sean Grissom “Cajun Cello
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM   LEGOLAND ® Discovery Center Westchester Master Lego Builder
11 AM – 12 PM   MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal (meet at NY TM annex)
11:10 AM – 11:55 PM   Panelist discussion with former 20th Century Limited employees Joan Jennings and Ray Bottles, Moderated by Andrew Sparberg
12 PM – 12:15 PM   MTA Police Department K-9 Unit Presentation
12:20 PM – 12:40 PM   Metro-North’s robotic mascot, Metro Man, Talks Railway Safety
12:50 PM – 1:20 PM   “Ankle Soup” Author Reading by Author Maureen Sullivan and Illustrator Alison Josephs
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM   LEGOLAND ® Discovery Center Westchester Master Lego Builder
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM   MTA Arts for Transit Tour of Art in Grand Central Terminal (meet at NY TM annex)
2 PM – 2:30 PM   “Two Little Trains” Reading by Joan Jennings, a NY Central Century Girl
2:40 PM – 3 PM   Metro-North’s robotic mascot, Metro Man,Talks Railway Safety
3 PM – 3:15 PM   MTA Police Department K-9 Unit Presentation
3:30 PM – 4 PM   Music Under New York performance– Natalie Paruz, Musical Saw Player

*All timing and programming subject to change.

RAILCARS ON DISPLAY:
Track 37
(Enter Here)
1. NY Central Locomotive FL-9
Retired Electro-Diesel Locomotive Built in 1960 by General Motors for the NY, NH & Hartford Railroad. Presented by Danbury Rail Museum.
2. Metro-North ACMU #1171 (air conditioned multiple unit)
Retired Electric Coaches built in 1962 for NY Central Railroad. Presented by Danbury Rail Museum.
3. Metro-North 605 Engine
Retired Diesel Engine Built in 1952. Presented by Danbury Rail Museum.
4 & 5. Metro-North M-8
Newest fleet, Electric Multiple Unit Railcars built by Kawasaki in 2011 for MNR & CDOT
6. Metro-North BL-14
Multiple Generator Work & Yard Engine built by Brookville in 2008

Track 36
7. Tonawanda Valley
Pullman Observation/Sleeper Lounge Car Built in 1928 for NY Central. Presented by Danbury Rail Museum.
8. U.S. Railway Car Post Office
Baggage/Railway Post Office Car Built in 1910 for Pennsylvania Railroad based on Railway Mail Service of USPO. Presented by Danbury Rail Museum.
9 & 11. Phoebe Snow/Inspection Train
Tavern & Lounge Cars built for the Erie Lackawanna Railway by the Budd Company in 1949. Repurposed in the 1980s to serve as Metro-North Inspection Trains.
10. Coach/Inspection Train
Passenger Coach Car, built for New York Central by the Budd Company in 1941. Repurposed in the 1980s to serve as Metro-North Inspection Trains.
12. CDOT /Metro-North Genesis Locomotive
Dual-Mode Passenger Locomotive built 1995-2001 by G.E.

Track 35
13. Hickory Creek
A sleeper-observation lounge car built in 1947 for New York Central’s 20th Century Limited train. Presented by Star Trak, Inc. & URHS.
14. New York Central 43
A lounge-business car built in 1947 for New York Central’s New England States train. Presented by Star Trak, Inc. & URHS.
15. Wisconsin
A business car built in 1948 on the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad’s Wisconsin train. Presented by SWFL Railcar LLC.
16. New York Central 448
A business-lounge car rebuilt in 1947 by the Budd Company for on the New York Central’s New England States train. Presented by Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC and Pullman Rail Journeys.
17. Ohio River
A sleeper-observation lounge built in 1926 by the Pullman Company. Presented by Morristown & Erie Railway.
18. Kitchi Gammi Club
A sleeper car built by in 1923 by the Pullman Company for the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Nickel Plate train. Presented by Virginia Rail Investment Corporation.
19. Birken
A diner-lounge car built in 1954 by Canadian Car & Foundry for the Canadian National Railway. Presented by Morristown & Erie Railway.
20. Babbling Brook
An observation-lounge car built in 1949 by the Budd Company for New York Central’s New England States train. Presented by Webb Rail, LLC.

Track 34 (Exit Here)
21. Dover Harbor
A baggage car built in 1923 by the Pullman Company for Pennsylvania Railroad’s Broadway Limited and Spirit of St. Louis trains. Presented by The National Railway Historical Society.
22. Tioga Pass
A business car built in 1959 for the Canadian National Railroad. Presented by LA Rail.Com, Inc.
23. Overland Trail
A car built in 1949 by the Pullman Company for the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Overland Limited train. Presented by LA Rail.Com, Inc.
24. Pacific Sands
A sleeper car built in 1950 by the Budd Company for the Union Pacific Railroad. Presented by LA Rail.Com, Inc.
25. Salisbury Beach
A sleeper car built in 1954 by the Pullman Company for the Boston & Maine Railroad’s State of Maine train. Presented by LA Rail.Com, Inc.
26. Berlin
A sleeper car built in 1956 for the Union Pacific Railroad’s Placid Lake train. Presented by Deep River Rail Ventures, LLC.
27. Cimarron River
A Pullman sleeper car built in 1948 for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway’s Meteor train that later ran on the Canadian National Railroad. Presented by Meteor Rail, Inc.
28. Montana
A business-lounge car built in 1947 by the Milwaukee Road Shops for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad’s Olympian Hiawatha train. Presented by Railcar Montana, LLC

The Grand Centennial Parade of Trains is bringing a parade of specials to Grand Central!

Ceriello
15% off all ready-to-eat meals (including lasagnas, pastas, salads and dinners-to-go)

Ciao Bella Gelato
20% off any size shake or smoothie (available 10am – 4pm)

Grande Harvest Wines
15% off the Tasting Wine of the Day (available 12pm – 4pm)

Kidding Around Toys
Buy one Chuggington Engine, get one free; 30% off Chuggington sets of $50 or more

Manhattan Chili Co.
Free french fries for kids counter height or under (with minimum $5 purchase)

Michael Jordan's The Steak House N.Y.C.
$25 3-Course Fast Track Lunch Menu (tax & gratuity not included)

New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store
Chuggington Gifts with Purchase: 2 Episode DVD with $10.00 Purchase; Choice of Chuggington Engineer Cap, or Mtambo, Piper, Harrison or Green Wilson engine with $20.00 Purchase

Oliviers & Co.
15% off your purchase of $50 or more

Pescatore Seafood Co.
Buy 2 bottles of Magic Crumbs and get the 3rd bottle free

Pylones
10% off when you purchase 2 or more kid's train t-shirts

*All offers while supplies last.

Download the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains Official Program

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