Train Watching

Railfans from across the world say Thomasville is the #1 train watching spot in North Carolina. People have traveled from as far away as Japan to watch the trains. With over 40 trains passing through the heart of historic downtown Thomasville on Norfolk Southern’s main line in a 24-hour period, this location is perfect for photographers, videographers, and train chasers. The visitors center is housed in the historic train depot sitting right beside the tracks, which is the 2nd oldest depot in the state of North Carolina (built in 1870). Railfans can also visit Mike’s Trains shop which also has a perfect view for train spotting. Don’t forget to visit Thomasville for Trackside Train Day, usually held in April each year