ASHLAND TRAIN DAY

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-5pm


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Ashland Train Day, one of Downtown Ashland Association’s signature events, takes place in the heart of historic Downtown Ashland.

Now in its 17th year, Ashland Train Day is a FREE event for the whole family. Come visit us along the tracks for a street festival and railfan extravaganza!


HIGHLIGHTS

 

RAILROAD HISTORY & LORE

Sponsored by the 2019 Commemoration

Two museums, three storytellers, and a 12-stop scavenger hunt bring Virginia’s railroad history to life.

 

LOCOMOTIVES

More than 18 fully-loaded CSX freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains will pass through the center of the event.

 

MODEL TRAINS

Model trains on display of every size and scale, including lego and racing trains. Plus vintage railroad equipment and a red caboose!

 

TOUCH-A-TRUCK

Sponsored by RCI Builders

Gear heads of all ages will be amazed at the display of heavy equipment, fire truck and ambulance, dump trucks and tractors.

 

KID ZONE

Sponsored by McKinney & Company

A world of fun with a bouncy house, obstacle course, and games.

 

LIVE MUSIC STAGE

Sponsored by CSX

Bluegrass, country, and old-time musicians take center stage.

 

HEADQUARTERS

Sponsored by Wawa

More than 100 community volunteers make the event possible, along with first responders from Ashland, Hanover, Randolph-Macon College, and CSX.

 

CHILDREN’S TRAIN RIDES

Sponsored by Carey Construction Services and Ferber’s Tire & Auto

Two kiddie trains invite families to tour the festivities. All aboard!

 

PARKING TROLLEYS

Sponsored by Randolph-Macon College

Even parking is part of the fun! Four vintage trolleys carry participants from satellite parking areas to the event.