Rail Fan Day & Visitors Center Open House

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

9am – 2pm

44 West Main Street, Thomasville, NC 27360


Photo Contest: FREE to Enter

Submit your pictures for a chance to have them published in the calendar. 

Pictures accepted:

Trains in Davidson County


Thomasville Events & Historic Landmarks

Thomasville Tourism will publish their annual calendar featuring photos of trains as they pass by iconic landmarks and/or beautiful scenery in Thomasville or anywhere in Davidson County. In addition to trains, pictures of Thomasville events and historic landmarks will be published in the 2018 calendar.


Rail fans, photographers, and anyone interested can submit up to 5 pictures via email. Winners will be announced at Thomasville Tourism’s Rail Fan Day and Visitors Center Open House.


Rail Fan Day and Model Train Show (Train Show Entrance $5.00)


9:00am – 2:00pm Sat., Nov. 3th, 2018

(Calendar unveiled at 1:30pm)

Visitors Center- 44 W. Main St., Thomasville, NC 27360


Winners mentioned in calendar and receive 5 copies FREE!


(Contest Rules and Tips on next Page)

Calendar Photo Contest Rules, Tips, and Contact Info.

How to Enter:

Send an email to assistant@visitthomasvillenc.com with the subject “Calendar Photo Contest”. The images you would like to submit should be included as attachments (up to 5 entries). Include your name, address, and phone number in the email.


Pictures should be in JPG format (at least 7-10 MB).


Also include in the email a description of each picture in the order they are added as attachments. Is there anything special about this train/event/landmark, etc.? Good information on your photo enhances your chances of the photo being selected and you being acknowledged!


(For train Photos ONLY) What are the judges looking for?

Rail fans know and appreciate the high volume of train traffic and the variety of trains passing through Davidson County, NC. Tourists recognize the historic sites and numerous attractions in Davidson County, NC. Ideal photos for this contest would capture both- unique trains and Davidson County’s identifying features. Judges will consider the quality of the photo, the train in the photo and Davidson County features in the photo. Judges will also do what they can to make sure each month of the calendar is represented by a photo reflective of that time of year.


At least two of the 13 winning photos will feature Norfolk Southern engines and at least two winning photos will feature an AMTRAK train.

Photo Rights

Photographers retain the copyright of their pictures, but by entering the contest, photographers are giving permission for all submitted photos to be used by Thomasville Tourism for the calendar and/or any marketing purposes.



*** DEADLINE for entry: September 30, 2018 ***



Contest questions? Contact Thomasville Tourism at:

(336) 472-4422 or  JDunbar@VisitThomasvilleNC.com


As always, practice safety when taking photographs.