The Gregarious Railfan
Ashland, VA 23005 (population, 7,225)      

GPS: N 37.7589, W 77.4814   Google map   

Scanner: CSX, 161.550 [96], 160.410 [20]

Description: Ashland, VA, in Central Virginia, about 15 miles north of Richmond is famous for CSX main line street
running through its historic downtown. While not truly “street running”, the double main is bordered by NB Center
Street and SB Center Street.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 38

Photo opportunities: All along Railroad Street (Center Street).  Also the Amtrak Auto Train passes through Ashland
(but does not stop), check the Amtrak timetable.

Nearby RR stuff: The Amtrak Station is located at 112 N Railroad Street N 37.75966, W 77.48130

Local Fast Food: East of Downtown on SR 54 near I-95 N 37.75850, W 77.46399

Breakfast: Waffle House, 808 England St. (SR 54) N 37.75838, W 77.46580

Local Restaurant:  $$: Iron Horse Restaurant, 100 S Railroad Ave N 37.75876, W 77.48141

Lodging: The Henry Clay Inn across the street behind the Amtrak Station.  

Visitor Info:   Dining   Lodging   
Ashland Map courtesy of Todd Sestero
Pictures of Ashland courtesy of Todd Sestero  
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