Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is the one most folks go to ride in Ohio. It uses tracks once owned by
the Baltimore & Ohio and operates through the Cuyahoga Valley
National Park located near Cleveland. The railroad uses no steam
locomotives but does operate a fleet of historic Alco diesel
locomotives. Throughout the year they operate they host special events
(such as the popular Day Out With Thomas and holiday festivities such as during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, based in Dennison, is open most of the year. It house in the restored 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad depot and offers a wide range of static displays and rolling stock along with a restaurant. The organization also provides official Polar Express rides in December.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is located in Nelsonville, Ohio
and operates over a former Chesapeake & Ohio branch to Athens. The
HVSR does not operate luxury dinner trains or host steam locomotives but
they feature a very nice operation through Ohio's countryside.
Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad based in Lebanon, Ohio operates
on trackage once owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad. Trains board from
Lebanon for about a 1 1/2-hour trip and the railroad offers numerous
seasonal and special trains throughout the year.
Lorain & West Virginia Railway
The Lorain & West Virginia Railway based in Elyria, Ohio
operates on trackage originally built by the railroad known by the same
name. Currently they have about five miles of track open for service
but plan to restore the entire line between Wellington and Elyria
operating both freight as well as passenger trains.
Ohio Railway Museum
The Ohio Railway Museum, based in Worthington, offers a museum of historic rolling stock and also provides short excursion train rides. The organization, however, operates on only Sunday afternoons.
|Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad FPA-4 #15 heads up a southbound excursion through Brecksville, Ohio on August 9, 1997.|
Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway & Museum
The Toledo, Lake Erie and Western Railway & Museum is based
in Waterville, Ohio offering a 15-mile round trip journey on trackage
once owned by the Nickel Plate Road. Their train is known as the
"Bluebird Passenger Train" and normally operates between May and
Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad
The Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad based in Zanesville,
is not yet open but once it is will operate excursion trains that
feature a 34-mile round trip on trackage formerly owned by the
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