For two centuries, rail transport has linked the towns and cities of the UK, speeding us across the country, carrying our produce to market and bringing industry together.
Saturday 13th May is National Train Day, celebrating the history of the locomotive and the 20,000 miles of rail that connects us.
Initially started in the US as a way to spread information about the rail services, National Train Day is held on the nearest Saturday to May 10th.
The date itself is important, as it marks the anniversary of “the golden spike”, the final ceremonial spike driven to complete the First Transcontinental Railway, connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways in Utah, in 1869.
What better way to celebrate the majesty of the railways than with a trip with Caledonian Sleeper?
To find out more about the Caledonian Sleeper or to make a reservation, visit sleeper.scot