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LOCATION: Thurmond Historic District
Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge's most renowned towns! Join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond and to learn safety tips for rail crossings and along the railroad tracks. The National Park Service, the Thurmond Performance Team, National Coal Heritage Area, and Operation Lifesaver are partnering to sponsor the annual Thurmond Train Day for visitors of all ages to come and go as you please.
Learn about rail safety. Operation Lifesaver will provide educational materials, displays and video presentations that emphasize the value of rail transportation and promote rail safety. Located in all 50 states, Operation Lifesaver raises awareness and improves public safety on and around highway-rail grade crossing and tracks through public awareness and education.
Kids can try their hand at using a RR handcart. Visitors can get their picture taken on an historic railroad handcart while wearing their railroad hats. NPS interpretive rangers will assist folks in printing a copy of their pictures as a keepsake of their visit to Thurmond.
Historic Thurmond Tours
Thurmond Train Day will also feature historic walking tours that celebrate the rich stories of this historic boomtown and the railroad that built it. Join a ranger for a walking tour of Thurmond's commercial row at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. Meet at the Thurmond Visitor Center at any of these designated times for this half mile walking tour.
Enjoy performances by local musicians.
Junior Ranger Program
Kids who attend the event will have a chance to participate in fun activities and earn a Junior Ranger badge.
Last updated: July 13, 2022