Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum - Tucson, AZ (Postcard used with permission from the Donovan Durban Collection.)

Depot At the Movies

Join The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

In celebrating Amtrak’s National Train Day at the Amtrak Depot

Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


We are excited to announce that the 7th annual National Train Day will be held on Saturday, May 10th. Train enthusiasts and supporters around the nation celebrate National Train Day each year at hundreds of locations across the country. We're glad you're here; explore to learn more about why trains matter to our towns, our communities and to people everywhere.

Join us in celebrating Amtrak’s rich history of over 40 years as ‘America’s Railroad’ by exploring our history and archives. Take home mementos from the SATM and Operation Lifesaver exhibits. Visit today for more information.

It’s been a great run thus far over the past four decades, with a record 31.6 million passengers traveling on Amtrak last year alone. This includes more than 300 daily trains operating at speeds up to 150 mph. When you consider how this vital transportation provider connects 46 states and the District of Columbia (and even three Canadian Provinces), it’s clear that Amtrak moves America.

AMTRAK National Train Day 2014 | Infographic Facts and Citations


  • Amtrak carries approximately 31.6 million people a year, connectiong more than 550 communities, including many rural areas without other options for scheculed intercity transportation
  • Amtrak ridership has grown by 55% since 1997, faster than any other major travel mode
  • If Amtrak were an sireline, it would be the 6th largest carrier in the country, based on ridership
  • Good things happen in threes: for every airplaine trip between Washington D.C. and New York City, there are three trips taken on an Amtrak train.

Join us for guided tours of the depot and the museum, including cab tours of engine 1673, of Oklahoma Movie fame. We will have Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver souvenirs, model train exhibits, snacks, drinks, and entertainment.

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum exists to interpret the history of transportation
in Southern Arizona with a focus on the Tucson Historic Depot and Steam Locomotive #1673.

Dedicated to education, research and preservation.