What better way to celebrate National Train Day 2014 and the 152nd Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the first of two  Pacific Railway Acts in 1862 a midst the chaos of the American Civil War with a special event linking the beginning and ending points of the monumental construction of America's Transcontinental Railroad. This  week, the Idaho Civil War 150 Commission will commemorate National Train Day  with a free multimedia program offered to the public on Monday, May 12 at and around the Boise Public Library in downtown Boise starting at 6:45 PM.

The program, "Lincoln, the Railroads and the Civil War" will start at 6:45 pm with the reading of two poems devoted to the Transcontinental Railroad at the base of the seated bronze Lincoln Statue located at 508 Julia Davis Drive near the west entrance to the park named after one of Boise's earliest settlers, Julia McCrumb Davis. Then we will walk west one block over to the Boise Public Library at 715 S. Capitol Blvd where the second part of the National Train Day celebration in Boise will take place.