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POSTED: Sunday, May 6, 2012, 10:53 PM

All aboard! Saturday May 12 is Amtrak's National Train Day and if you, like me, have a child who thinks riding a train is more fun than just about anything else, you should make your way to 30th Street station to celebrate all things locomotive.

Lines can be long to tour the trains, so you may want to get there early. The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. and includes  live entertainment, interactive exhibits, model trains, tours of Amtrak, freight and commuter trains, and private railroad cars and other activities.

Celebrity chef Michele Richard will be there offering samples of chocolate mousse.

About this blog
In her 12 years at the Inquirer, Miriam Hill has written about everything from politics to gourmet chocolate (Like!) and anxious dogs (adorable trouble).

But only one topic has become a passion: the pleasures and challenges of raising a young child in the city.

Not too long after her son was born four years ago, she started hunting around for day care, which triggered her ongoing search for a good primary school. Public, private or charter? Stay in the city or move to the suburbs?

And then there are the more mundane questions, such as how many games can you play while sitting on a stoop?

Please join her in the conversation about raising children in Philadelphia and about making this city better for kids. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, but her only personal obsession is not football, but Bruce Springsteen. As he might have said, it’s hard to be a parent in the city.

You can also follow Miriam on Twitter here.

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