The Gregarious Railfan
Ashland, VA 23005 (population, 7,225)      Page 2

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

Gregariousness quotient: low to medium

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

Best suggestion for lodging: The Henry Clay Inn across the street behind the Amtrak Station.
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.”  - Mahatma Gandhi
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
November 2014
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