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.

UPDATED 04/13/22

 Notice of Annual Meeting and Roundhouse Tour

Saturday May 21, 2022

It is my pleasure to notify you that this year OVR will be having their annual meeting on Saturday May 21, 2022. The meeting will be held at the “Age of Steam Roundhouse” in Sugarcreek, Ohio.  The business meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 so we are asking that you arrive no later than 12:30 to check in with the Roundhouse.  After our business meeting (which is being held in a passenger coach) we will have a tour of the Roundhouse facility at 2:30.  Pre-registration is required.

This is a must attend event!

Call for Nominees for OVR Director Positions. 

This year there are two Directors seats to be filled. If you would like to nominate an OVR member to a Director position you may do so after you have talked to them to be certain that they agree to serve if elected.  The deadline for these nominations is May 14th. Please send your nominees to the 2022 Election Judge Jane Davis at “”.

OVR Business Meeting:


Old Business:

o   Review and acceptance of minutes from 2021 meeting.

o   Reports from Secretary and Treasurer.

o   Review business items addressed by the board since last Board meeting.


New Business:        

o   Election of Directors from nominations received for 2022.

o   Board appointment of Officers for 2022.

o   Other new business.

o   2022 excursions.


Close meeting


A ZOOM link will be included, this will be sent to those who register.

Following the OVR business meeting the staff at the Roundhouse will provide us with a guided tour of their facilities.


Space is limited to 50 participants total, so you must contact Brian Davis at to reserve your spot to the meeting and to the Tour. OVR will cover the cost of one OVR Member per household, other OVR members and non-members pay $15, youth are $10.

Direction to the Roundhouse along with a Tour Waiver will be forward to you with your reservation. 

Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad – Olean NY    June 18 & 19, 2022 - FULL WAITING LIST STARTED

 Ohio Valley Railcars will host an excursion Saturday and Sunday June 18 & 19 on the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad.  Saturday we will run the Buffalo Line from Olean, NY south over Keating Summit to near Driftwood PA and return, totaling about 110 miles.  On Sunday we will travel on the Meadville Line from Olean west and return, about 70 miles. Rail traffic may affect the order of these days.

All NARCOA and OVR rules apply.  No large gang cars or Hy-rails without prior approval.   A 30 car limit has been set.  More detail will be provided in your confirmation letter.

Registration by USPS mail only, no emails or phone calls reservations accepted please. A Confirmation document and additional information will come by email. If you do not have email you should include a large SASE.

The excursion fee is $160.00 per car.

 Return this registration form with your payment to:  

Ohio Valley Railcars

E.C. Brian Davis

5626 Chadwell Circle

Ravenna, Ohio 44266

CELL PHONE:_______________________________
ADDRESS:_______________________________________  CITY/STATE/ZIP:____________________________________

OPERATOR NUMBER: _______________
MODEL OF MOTORCAR: ___________


 WNYP regr. 2022

Western New York & Pennsylvania “Meadville in October”
Oct 1 & 2, 2022

Ohio Valley Railcars will host an excursion on the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad on Saturday and Sunday Oct 1&2.  We will run from Meadville, PA to Corry, PA and return, totaling about 100 miles, then we will travel from Meadville to Oil City and return, about 60 miles.  Friday evening set-on.
All NARCOA and OVR rules apply.  No large gang cars or Hy-rails without prior approval.   A 30 car limit has been set.  More details will be provided in your confirmation letter. 
Confirmation and additional information will come to you by email. If you don’t have email include a large SASE with your registration. 
Do not contact the railroad with questions. Instead, contact: Brian Davis, Excursion Coordinator (330) 554-4480
The excursion fee is $160.00 per car.   

Return this registration form and your payment to:
Ohio Valley Railcars 
c/o Brian Davis
5626 Chadwell Circle
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

WNYP-M Reg. 22

NAME: _________________________________   
CELL PHONE:____________________________

NARCOA INSURANCE NUMBER: 22-_____________   
OPERATOR NUMBER _______________       

FEE $160.00 PER CAR