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Martinsburg Heritage Day set for Saturday

May 05, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --National Train Day celebrates America's love for trains with events across the country.

This year marks the third annual celebration with a family-friendly event that will provide opportunities to explore America's oldest continuously operating train station that, as part of Saturday's Martinsburg Heritage Day, brings to life the narrative of how trains transformed America.

At Caperton Station in Martinsburg, Larry Stamps of Amtrak will demonstrate the Quik-Trak ticketing system.

Martinsburg Heritage Day will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can see Amtrak's Capitol Limited, serving Martinsburg since 1923. Available on a first-come, first-served basis will be kids' conductor hats, stickers, badges and activity books. Free parking and free PanTran bus service will be provided among five venues.

The day's events will include exhibits, tours, demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments in the herb garden at the Belle Boyd House, lunch at the Adam Stephen House and a picnic at Boydville. A Berkeley County throw (a $40 value donated by the Martinsburg Woman's Club) will be raffled trackside at the Washington Heritage Trail Welcome Center & Bookshop.

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