If you have a penchant for locomotives, you might want to take note that May 14 is National Train Day, and there are plenty of ways in Utah and the Utah Valley to celebrate.

National Train Day was founded in 2008 by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation), and actually has strong ties to Utah. It’s held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10, the anniversary of when the Golden Spike was pounded in at Promontory Point in Northern Utah, marking the completion of the very first transcontinental railroad in the United States.

History aside, though, trains are pretty cool, and whether you love watching Thomas the Tank Engine with your kiddos or riding Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner train from Provo to Ogden and Pleasant View, we’ve got a great list of ways for you and your family and friends to “do the locomotion” on this year’s National Train Day.

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