Notice of change in schedule for Peninsular Railroad from 1863.
FFRD Volunteers setting up the Student Art Exhibit at the Wilmington Train Station.

Community Outreach - Historic Presidential Inaugural Whistle-stop Tour

On January 17, 2009, the Centennial Year of the Wilmington Train Station was capped off with a major stop by the historic Presidential Inaugural Whistle-stop Tour.

The Historic President Elect Whistlestop Tour at the Wilmington Train Station.

On that date thousands turned out to greet President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as they made a grand stop at the Wilmington Train Station, where Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill joined the train on its trip from Philadelphia to Washington. They arrived in the historic "Georgia 300" blue Pullman car which dates back to 1930 and has been used by several presidents and presidential candidates.

Click on the thumbnail image above for a larger view of the whistlestop poster we created to remeber the historic event. Or you can download the full-size poster in PDF form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) here.

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