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    Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:50:36

    Rosario Dawson Joins Amtrak to Celebrate National Train Day  - Actress and philanthropist to host signature event on May 12, 2012

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    Get on the train or get run over.

    Award-winning actress, writer and philanthropist Rosario Dawson will serve as spokesperson for the 5th Annual National Train Day and share her love of train travel and how it allows her to be involved in the community in a more personal way with rail fans.

    We love to travel on trains, too. You can sit back, relax and absorb trackside Americana.

    A celebration of train travel and the ways that trains touch the lives of people across America, National Train Day will take place in Dawson's native New York City, at train stations in Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, and in communities nationwide, on Saturday, May 12, 2012. This year's festivities will highlight the unique perspective passengers enjoy as they take in the beauty and vastness of the American landscape from the comfort of their seats when traveling by rail.

    "I am delighted to join Amtrak and train fans everywhere in celebrating National Train Day. I love trains not only because they offer a more intimate way to see the country and experience the communities along the way, but also because they are one of the greenest ways to travel, which is a value that has always been important to me," said Dawson.

    "So many of my very first memories of travel as a kid in New York City were on the train," added Dawson. "I remember riding on Amtrak and jumping up at the first opportunity to visit the cafe car. It's great to be able to walk around, hang out and grab a bite at my leisure. I'm always watching the fast changing scenery through the windows which can be as mesmerizing as a film. It always makes the trip so much more vivid."

    "We are thrilled to have Rosario Dawson, someone who is an inspiration both on and off the screen, as our spokesperson for the 5th Annual National Train Day," says Emmett Fremaux, Amtrak Vice President, Marketing and Product Development. "Like many of our customers, she is passionate about staying connected to her community and is someone who enjoys the journey, not just the destination."

    When is the last time you traveled by train? How was it?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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