BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274, email@example.com
Trains and railways played a major role in developing the United States during the industrial revolution. Even today, railways are developing to become faster and more efficient system of public transportation.
From steam to electric, Cleveland Metroparks invites all train lovers to the annual, free �Train Day� event on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CanalWay Center in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation in Cuyahoga Hts., just below the massive, 2,000-foot long bridge that carries more than 40 trains a day across the valley.
Experience the sights and sounds of the railroads. Visitors, young and old, can enjoy model train exhibits. Take a guided walk and find out what is in the train cars rumbling overhead and follow the hobo signs on the self-guided hobo trail. Don't forget to say hello to Conrad the Conductor!
Children can also enjoy music by Foster Brown at noon and 2 p.m., train-themed puppet shows at 11 a.m.,1 and 3 p.m., crafts and face painting.
Plus, enjoy a kid's trackless train or pedal car rides ($2/person or 2 for $3), unique train items for sale at the Nature Shop, and refreshments for sale.
CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights - just off the I-77/Grant Avenue exit.
For more information, call 216-206-1000 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Get your caboose over to �Train Day� in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!