Today is the second annual Train Day at the Alton Amtrak Station on College Avenue. Launched last year as part of the inaugural series of Kid'Cations, it returns this year with high expectations following a good turnout last year with very little pre-promotion.
CVB spokesman Stephanie Tate tells The Big Z this will likely be the last year they can use the old train station, now that the new multi-modal station construction is well underway.
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She says there will also be a chance for adults to win round-trip train tickets to Chicago through a free raffle being held as part of the event that includes local train experts and enthusiasts talking about trains and showing off model train components. The event runs from 10-am - 2pm.