Thurmond Train Day

Visitors at Thurmond

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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.

Previous events have included:

Two men sitting under a red canopy with a display table for Operation Lifesaver
Operation Lifesaver visits Thurmond.


Operation Lifesaver

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.

3 young girls are standing on a bright orange hand cart.
Young visitors exploring a handcart.


Handcart Closeup

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.

A group of visitors listen to a ranger in front of the New River Banking and Trust Co building.
Visitors listening to a ranger while walking through 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.

A man with a banjo, a man with a guitar and a woman with a bass are playing music under a canopy.
Musicians playing at Thurmond Train Day.


Live Music

Enjoy performances by local musicians.

Green circular Junior Ranger logo featuring a brown ranger hat
Junior Ranger Logo


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

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P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846



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