Ashland Train Day is November 3, 2018!

10am – 5pm

The 16th running of Ashland Train Day takes place in the heart of Ashland, Virginia–“the Center of the Universe!”

Train Day is a FREE event for the whole family.

Come visit us along the tracks for music, games, model trains, children’s train rides, food, railroad-related vendors, displays and of course our mascots – Cinder and Tender Bear!  Dress up for the day in your bib overalls, bandana and engineer hat.

Satellite parking is located in the Ashland-Junction (Roses) Shopping Center and St. Ann’s Church on Snead Street.  FREE Trolley pick-up and drop-off.

Volunteer Opportunities!

It takes a lot of people to make Ashland Train Day a success.  Would you like to volunteer?  It’s easy to sign up for specific jobs during specific time frames.


Raffle for Ashland Santa Train

Enter to win 4 tickets on the Ashland Santa Train on December 8, 2018!

Winners will ride on a 1949 refurbished private rail car!

Drawing is November 8.

Enter Raffle

Train Day in the NEWS!

Photo slide show of Ashland Train Day 2017. Come back to the Center of the Universe on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for our 16th annual Train Day event — a celebration of Ashland’s rich railroad heritage!

Bill Gatewood, Sue Hemingway (Tiny Tim’s) and Cinder and Tender make an appearance on “Virginia This Morning” on October 30, 2017.

Promotional Video of  2015 TRAIN DAY hosted by the Louise Keeton Ricks and sponsored by Ashland Main Street Association.

Photo slide show of TRAIN DAY 2016, ASHLAND, VIRGINIA, hosted by the Ashland Main Street Association.  Music by Kevin MacLeod and the Hometown Boys.


Ashland Train Day continues to grow!  As the crowds become larger, we offer businesses, organizations and non-profits a great way to reach folks.  Don’t delay — apply for a Vendor Booth today!

Become a Train Day Vendor!