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Ashland offers the railfan a unique situation for photography. While the ex RF&P mainline is not street running, it almost is, being that the track is situated in between the northbound and southbound sides of Center Street.
The depot is open prior to the arrival of the Amtrak trains, and offers a small museum and visitors center.
There is a great sandwich shop across the street on the west side of Center Street, that offers the railfan easy access in the event a train comes through!
Commercial maps and pictures from www.bing.com/maps and Google Maps, and aerial shots were "snagged" using Techsmith's Snagit, a great program!
Ashland is easy to get to. It is conveniently located to the west of I-95 at exit 92, 6 miles south of the exit for Doswell.
If you're at Doswell, the best way to get to Ashland is perhaps coming straight down Route 1.
The junction of Rt 1 and England St offers bunches of stuff in the way of gas stations and restaurants.
SB CSX Freight
No Left Turn signal
The whole Amtrak schedule serving Virginia is here or here
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