Sunday, February 25, 2018




    OVR, A NARCOA Affiliate

Ohio Valley Railcars is an Ohio nonprofit 501(c)7 Corporation dedicated to the organization of motorcar excursions in the Ohio Valley Region, and the promotion of general rail safety involved with our activities. OVR is an affiliate of NARCOA and hosts NARCOA insured events. Membership in OVR is now included in your run registration fee. Those who wish to join as a member without attending a run can do so  with a $10 check for their membership, email the secretary for mailing information. OVR has several additions to the NARCOA base rulebook which are available off of our web site click here for the link to the rule book insert and are also mailed with the receipt of your OVR membership.

Follow this link to review OVR's excursion hosting policy


OVR Officers and Board members can be contacted via email with the below email addresses:

   

Mentoring : OVR  participates in the NARCOA mentoring program. If you are a new operator wishing to be mentored please contact the listed excursion coordinator.



EXCURSIONS - UPDATED 05/28/2021

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Ashland Railway   Saturday, August 21, 2021

This summer, Ohio Valley Railcars returns to the Ashland Railway.  This is the former Erie Railroad mainline and is scenic and winding.  This trip will cover a total of about 60 miles, including an extra mile or two of new trackage at the eastern end. After our set-on in Mansfield we will travel east through Ashland to West Salem where we will turn near the end of the active line.   Your registration includes lunches for two people per motorcar.  Additional lunches are available at extra cost. 

  •  NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book and the OVR policy book is required. Ashland Railway may have additional rules for this excursion.
  •  High visibility safety vests or shirts, long pants and over the ankle boots required.
  • All operators must be NARCOA certified and insured.
  • Hyrail and large car operators please contact the coordinator before registering.
  •  30 car maximum limit.  Fee based on minimum of 20 cars. Railroad is paid per car.

Additional details will follow in confirmation letter.


Return registration form to:

Ohio Valley Railcars c/o EC Brian Davis
5626 Chadwell Circle
Ravenna, Ohio  44266
(330) 554-4480

NAME _______________________________ Cell Phone ____________________

Address ______________________________ City, State, Zip _________________

E-Mail _______________________________  Model of motorcar: _____________

NARCOA Insurance number:  21-________  Operator Rulebook Number:  _______

Fee (includes 2x lunches)  $110. ________ enclosed.

I would like _____# of extra lunches @ $6. ____________

Total amount enclosed  $_________________

Ashland 30May2021

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Ohio South Central Railroad EXCURSION FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED
April 16-17, 2021
Ohio Valley Railcars invites you to participate in Ohio South-Central Rail Line.
Saturday will include riding the 90 + round trip mile. The Line is comprised of
the former B&O, C&O and DT&I lines. Features much welded rail along varied
scenic locations with 2 tunnels. Our set on is to be announced in your
confirmation letter to be sent this fall. Also this year we plan to have a night run
on Friday Night to the Tunnel and back for a pizza dinner. NARCOA Insurance
and compliance with the Rule Book is required along with the OVR policy book.
All operators must be NARCOA certified. With the return of your registration you
will be sent a map and required NARCOA paperwork. NOTE: Run subject to
change destination and there may be additional rules by the railroad including
no pets and no mentoring. Make this a motorcar weekend by joining us on
Sunday for the Hocking Valley. Car limit 20 cars. Jaime Samuell, EC. Ted
Poesse EC. Dinner is included for 2 people. $10 extra a person
DUE TO COVID the car limit has been decreased. This is subject to change
due to COVID at any time. Please mail the bottom portion of this form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Jaime Samuell
40 Sulphur Springs Church Rd
Franklin, KY 42134
Questions -
Jaime@gambierandwestern.com Phone 740-427-4444
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GM 2021
NAME:_____________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________________________________
EMAIL:____________________________________________________
4 Digit NARCOA Insurance Number: _______ Number of total adults on car:____
Model of motorcar:_____________
FEE: $120 per car:_______ enclosed EXTRA Dinner $10.00 each_______
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars

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Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
Nelsonville, Ohio
April 18, 2021
Ohio Valley Railcars invites you to participate in riding the 23 + round trip mile
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Sunday, April 18, 2021. We will ride the railroad
once in the morning, then we will have lunch on a special OVR caboose train
pulled by the HV Baldwin 0-6-0. The Hocking Valley is comprised part of the
original Hocking Valley Railway's Athens Branch. The Hocking Valley was
eventually merged into the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in 1930, with the Athens
Branch slowly becoming "dead weight" to the ever-expanding C&O. Thus the
HVSR purchased the current route in 1985. Our set on is to be announced in
your confirmation letter to be sent this spring. NARCOA Insurance and
compliance with the Rule Book is required along with the OVR policy book. All
operators must be NARCOA certified. With the return of your registration you will
be sent a map and required NARCOA paperwork. The run fee includes lunch and
caboose train for 2 adults. If you have extra passengers, there is an extra fee.
Limit of 20 cars. No pets. DUE TO COVID the car limit has been decreased.
This is subject to change due to COVID at any time.
Ohio Valley Railcars
c/o Jaime Samuell
40 Sulphur Springs Church Road
Franklin, KY 42134
Jaime@gambierandwestern.com Phone 740-427-4444
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HV 2021
NAME:___________________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP:________________________________________________
EMAIL:________________________________________________________
4 Digit NARCOA Insurance Number: 21-_______ Number of total adults on car:__
Model of motorcar:_____________
FEES:$89 per car (includes 2 adults and lunch): Extra Passenger: $30_______ enclosed.
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars