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TRAIN GALORE

if you are into trains, Ashland is the place for you. The active CSX RF&P sub offers great action... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
engineerpat5290
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Suffolk, Virginia
The old railroad station is now a living railway museum.

This is the original station of the old Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. During the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
temlakos
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Ashland, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are into trains, Ashland is the place for you. The active CSX RF&P sub offers great action through town. Ashland Train Day takes place the first weekend in November and is recommended to attend. The staff is very friendly and offer great assistance.

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Train Day Celebration of the Town's railroad heritage is the first Saturday in November. Events for the whole family. Train Day Hotline (804)412-7288 Be sure to mark the date on your calendar.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the original station of the old Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. During the day it has a staff who are more than willing to offer you a flyer and tell you about upcoming events. At any time of day, you can see all...More

Thank temlakos
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We try to maintain the original history of the building for all the train history buffs. We must be doing it right. Thanks for the great review.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

A historic building filled with tons of informational brochures about visiting sites across Virginia. Very helpful staff. If you're there long enough a train will arrive.

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thanks for stopping in to visit with us.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is such a great place to hang out, on one of the local sidewalk restaurants and see the trains so close passing by. The visitor center is welcoming, staff is friendly and loves to answer questions. They even have pennies already squashed by train...More

Thank AshlandCouple
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

We're happy that you enjoyed the day in our town ( The Center of Universe).

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Very friendly town and this lady was a great example of that. Very knowledgeable of the town and area. Saw a freight train come thru then an Amtrak.

Thank Yes S
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

We love it when visitors feel welcome in our town. Thanks for the nice review.

Reviewed 21 July 2018

This has to be one of the top five "train watching" spots in the USA. Between Amtrak and CSX nearly fifty trains pass by the center daily. The volunteers at the Visitors Center are friendly, understand the "railfan" intellect and make you feel welcome. This...More

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thanks for the great review. We try to make everyone feel welcome at The Center of the Universe. Safe travels

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Great visitor center in the center of the universe! This is the train town you have always dreamed of.

Thank jtlee23005
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 9 May 2018

We made this our first stop when we arrived in Ashland. The people there were very helpful, and gave us some tourist information and maps. We strolled around the downtown area and looked at the houses. Peaceful time.

Thank 119TomB119
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for the review. We love hearing how visitors enjoy our town.

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Small place. I cannot stress that enough. Brochures are available. No trinkets/souvenirs. Trains go by outside the window, they might be fun to watch with kids. Woman who was working was wonderful. She made the experience.

Thank Thedrstwo
Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thanks for the great reveiw. Safe travels

Reviewed 13 March 2018

I went to Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center to purchase my amtrak ticket and to my surprise they do not sell train tickets even thought it's right there at the train station. They do have information about visiting multiple locations in ashland.More

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Pam N, Manager at Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

The visitor center is housed in the old RF&P train depot. We are often mistaken for a train station. Amtrak has a self-service stop outside of the Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center. You have to purchase tickets from Amtrak. We have local and state tourism information in...More

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Jolie C
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Response from Pam N | Property representative |
There is no Amtrak station in Ashland. Amtrak has a unmanned self service quick stop that stops outside of the Ashland Visitor Center. I suggest that you go to Amtrak's Web site or contact Amtrak 1.800.872.7245. They will be... More
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