Tomorrow, Saturday, May 8th at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, two former Phillies stars will be at the National Train Day event. Manager of the 1980 World Series team and former Phillies pitcher, Dallas Green, will be signing autographs from 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Then from 1:00pm until 2:30pm, former Phillies left fielder and current Phillies broadcaster Gary “Sarge” Matthews will also be signing. Another baseball legend, Virginia Ventura Manina, of the former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League will also be on hand for autographs from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.
The event is FREE and open to the public. Here are some more details about the event:
An experience for the whole family, National Train Day allows Americans to Discover the Rail Way while enjoying free live entertainment, interactive and educational exhibits, kids’ entertainment, model train displays, cooking demonstrations and tours of notable private railroad cars, Amtrak equipment, freight and commuter trains.
Exclusively at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station celebration will be the exhibit “Baseball Junction: The History of Baseball and the American Railroad.” In the early days of America’s favorite pastime, baseball teams traveled by train across the country to meet their rivals on the diamond. This exhibit will showcase memorabilia, photos, news clippings and videos depicting the time period when baseball and rail travel went hand in hand. Former players will be appearing, and photos from the recent Amtrak Series will be displayed.
James Beard Award-winning chef and Amtrak Culinary Advisory Board member, Tom Douglas, of Tom Douglas Restaurants in Seattle, Wash., will prepare a dish currently featured in Amtrak’s Acela Express First Class service during two live cooking demonstrations, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Chef Douglas will be assisted by Chef Kevin Miller, Gate Gourmet, and Amtrak Chef Christian Hannah.
The event will feature live musical performances from the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale at 12:00 p.m. and Phresh Select at 2:30 p.m. Additionally, the Radio Disney Road Crew will be on hand to entertain throughout the day.
The 30th Street Station is located at 30th and Market Street . Visit the National Train Day web site for more details.
Photo by Jenn Zambri Photography