(Photo: Rail fan enjoying the popular 'G Scale' Garden Trains!)
14th Year of Train Day Fun-Nov 5th!
We're just one short month away from the 14th Annual Ashland Train Day
- November 5th 10-am-5pm
. We are excited to announce the CSX will once again be our Signature Sponsor! Thanks to our sponsors, Ashland Train Day is FREE to the public. It is the only Ashland event that is specifically designed to benefit our downtown business community, and we expect more visitors this year than ever before!
What's New for Train Day 2016!
- Even More Fun Stops (10) on our Train Day Scavenger Hunt! Tiny Tim's Toys will be giving out prizes!
- Rappahannock River Railroad Club Model Train Trailer outside of Cross Bros.Grocery
- Popular 'G Scale' Model BIG TRAINS return which will be in the Fire & Rescue Building
- Huge Lego Tent will be outside the library
- Food Court at the Town Parking Lot - great local food vendors and a Beer Garden too!
- Beautiful Train Mural inspired by Art McKinney
- Cinder & Tender will have a photo-booth on the CSX Stage!
IDEA: TAKE A REAL TRAIN TO ASHLAND TRAIN DAY!
Last year we interviewed some rail fans who came to Ashland Train Day via Amtrak that originated in Richmond. The father told us that his son - who was decked out in Thomas gear was thrilled for this adventure and counts the days until the next Ashland Train Day! He said that his wife drives up to meet them in Ashland so that they can experience all the fun of seeing model trains and Cinder & Tender together and drive back home together! For $18 dollars this is well worth the money. Discounts are offered for Seniors and Veterans too! See the cost breakdown for this possibility on November 5th! We love that Amtrak sponsors our Ashland Train Day event each year! They would love to have you as a customer!!!
From Richmond Main Street Station:
Train leaves at 9:42am arrives in Ashland at 10:32am. Cost: $18 (1 Adult $12, 1 Child $6)
From Richmond Staples Mill Station
Train leaves at 10:19am arrives in Ashland at 10:32am. Cost: $18 (1 Adult $12, 1 Child $6)
From Fredericksburg Station
Train leaves at 8:05am arrives in Ashland at 8:47am. Cost: $30 (1 Adult $20, 1 Child $10)
From Williamsburg Station
Train leaves at 8:52am arrives in Ashland at 10:32am. Cost: $31.50(1 Adult $21.50, 1 Child $10)
Book your Amtrak tickets online: https://www.amtrak.com/home
Come on out for a great Music, Kiddie Rides, Model Trains Galore & Cinder and Tender the Train Day Bears!!! Our official Schedule and Map will be included in a special edition of GET CENTERED! Visit our website for more details www.AshlandTrainDay.com
. We look forward to celebrating our railroad heritage with you!
Email Bill Gatewood, Train Day Chairman at AshlandTrainDay@yahoo.com
. Feel free to call our Train Day HOT LINE if you have any questions or ideas to share: 804.412.7288.