montana-trainOn May 11 and 12, New York’s Grand Central Terminal continues its year-long anniversary celebration with the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains weekend.

The family-friendly event, held 10am – 4pm each day, features the largest and most diverse collection of privately owned train cars ever displayed in Grand Central Terminal.

The historic train cars, assembled from private collections around the country, include the 20th Century Limited “Hickory Creek” built in 1948. This is a rare chance to see an observation deck/lounge car.

 

Hickory Creek rrHistoric Metro-North commuter cars, a dual power diesel-electric locomotive and a steam locomotive are some of the other vintage trains that will be displayed.

The weekend includes kid-friendly activities and demos, and the Terminal’s first model train show. A Master Builder from the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester will show kids new ways to build and the New York Transit Museum and The New York Botanical Garden will offer hands-on fun.

Retail shops in Terminal will have special deals and promotions.

Pictured: Top, Montana train; (credit: Arlene Post and Sean Breen) bottom, 20th Century Limited (credit: Scott Clauss).