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Northeast Regional pulling into Ashland, Va., 2014.

Color digital image showing the historic depot in Ashland, Va., which is served by Northeast Regional trains; image dates to September 2014.

<i>Northeast Regional</i> pulling into Ashland, Va., 2014.
In this image, a rail photographer greets a southbound Northeast Regional train, led by P-42 locomotive No. 79, as it pulls into Ashland, Virginia, to make its scheduled stop. The Amtrak station in Ashland consists of a platform with a shelter adjacent to the historic depot seen in this image. The rails run in a grassy median between two central streets, which are lined with beautiful shade trees, a colorful variety of Colonial Revival and Queen Anne homes, and buildings on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Designed by W.P. Lee and completed in 1923, the picturesque brick depot stands 1 ½ stories high under a gabled slate roof. Inside, the Ashland Visitors Center maintains a small museum in one of the former waiting rooms. Ashland is famous for its Strawberry Faire held each June during the height of the local strawberry season. The festivities include musical concerts and performances, food, craft vendors, a children’s pageant, and of course, strawberries. Photographer: Chuck Gomez for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.