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:


Ted Poesse- President
Jaime Samuell
Alan Wilber
Brian Davis - Vice President
Dave Verzi-Secretary
Larry Smith - Treasurer

   
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 05/13/2018


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 Ashland Railway Excursion
Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Mansfield, Ohio will be our set-on location again this year. This will be our 7th visit to the Ashland Railway, comprised of approximately 56 round trip miles. The line is former Erie Railroad mainline and is scenic and winding. We will travel north (railroad east) through Ashland, Polk and then turn the speeders in or near West Salem. We schedule our rest and lunch break during our return trip . We will be using the off road set-on-set-off location on the north side of Mansfield that we used last year. Registration fee of $97. includes lunch for two per motorcar. Additional lunches are available at extra cost. Additional information will follow in confirmation letter. Questions? Contact coordinators Ted Poesse, 440-804-4099, or Phil Linne, 740-294-7328. Please do not contact Ashland Railway.
+ NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book and the OVR policy book is required. Ashland Railway may have additional rules for this excursion. All operators must be NARCOA certified and insured.
+ High visibility safety vests or shirts, long pants and over the ankle boots strongly suggested.
+ HyRail and large car operators please contact the coordinators prior to registering.
+ Additional details will follow in confirmation letter.
Return registration form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Ted Poesse
5538 Spencer Road
Spencer, Ohio 44275
Power9529@yahoo.com
NAME______________________________________________

Cell phone_________________________________
Address_____________________________________________

City, State, Zip_____________________________
E-Mail________________________________________________

NARCOA Exam Certificate #_________________
NARCOA Insurance number: 18-_______
Fee (includes lunch for 2) $. __97.__________
_____# of extra lunches @ $9. each _________
Ashland 7/21/2018 Total amount enclosed $__________________




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US RAIL: Kokomo Division And
Kokomo Grain Co. RR
 
August 3-5, 2018
10th Year excursion.
Note: due to contract
renegotiation, future trips can’t be
guaranteed.
Ohio Valley Railcars invites you to participate in US Rail’s Kokomo Division. This time
excursion will cover 3 sections of the Winamac Southern Railway and for the first time
Kokomo Grain Co. RR of Anderson approx 135+ miles round trip. As the Pennsylvania
Railroad assembled its system in northern Indiana, Logansport became a major hub, with
seven lines radiating in all directions (the only other service to the city was a line of the
Wabash Railroad, now Norfolk Southern Railway). Conrail took over four of these in
1976, and abandoned the line to Marion in the 1980s. The remaining lines to Winamac,
Kokomo, and Bringhurst, known as the "Logansport Cluster", were spun off to the
Winamac Southern, which began operations in March 1993. 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. This will facilitate a timely departure on
the excursion day. NOTE: Run subject to change destination, routes, and there may be
additional rules by the railroad including no pets allowed. Jaime Samuell, EC.
Agenda:
Friday Morning Frankton, IN to Anderson, IN 25 miles (2 trips) Drive time to Marion is
50 minutes
Friday Night Marion, IN to Amboy 32 miles
Saturday Kokomo to Logansport 48 miles
Sunday Bringhurst to Logansport 40 miles
Please return the bottom portion of this form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Jaime Samuell 40 Sulphur Springs Church Road, Franklin Ky 42134
Jaime@gambierandwestern.com Phone 6067484443
CAR LIMIT OF 30. We must have 20 cars for the excursion. Applications will be excepted only
by US Mail.
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KOKO2018
NAME:_____________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________________________________
EMAIL:____________________________________________________
4 Digit NARCOA Insurance Number: 18- _______ Number of total adults on car:____
Model of motorcar:_____________
FEE: $175 per car:_______ enclosed
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars
I will be attending (please check which):
Friday Morning__________
Friday Night____________
Saturday_______________
Sunday________________

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 Indiana Eastern Railroad
 
Saturday August 18th, 2018. Richmond (IN). Indiana Eastern Railroad. Travel on the former C&O Cincinnati to Chicago Main Line. About an 85 mile round trip. Track is welded rail in good condition. Set on begins at 7:30 a.m. Travel south from Richmond, IN to near Fernald, Ohio where we will turn our cars and return to Gary Skora’s garage for a catered lunch. Two lunch meals included with each registration. Adequate portable toilets will be provided. Special thanks to our Railroad pilot Phil Dawson and Gary Skora for their efforts in making this weekend’s trips happen.
Registrations only accepted by first class (.50 cent stamp) mail. No spots held by phone or email. Confirmation letter will be sent by email. If you would like a mailed confirmation include a LSASE. All communication is through the coordinators; participants are not to contact the Railroad. Hi visibility safety vests required of all attendees along with leather over the ankle work boots.
NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book is required along with the OVR policy book and rule addendum available on OVR’s website link listed below. All operators must be NARCOA certified. HyRail operators required to contact coordinator prior to registering. Non mentoring excursion, experienced operators with reliable equipment may register. NARCOA Rules & Insurance/OVR policy in effect - 25 car limit. The railroads and OVR is not responsible for unannounced change in plans or schedules. RETURN REGISTRATION FORM BY MAILTO:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Brian Davis
5626 Chadwell Circle
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Brian Davis-briandavis@neo.rr.com, Dave Verzi -WM340@aol.com - www.ohiovalleyrailcars.com
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IE regr. 18.
NAME: ______________________________________ CELL PHONE: ___________________________________
ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________________________________________________________________
EMAIL: ______________________________________________ if you do not have email please list a relative or friend’s email who can print out trip documents or include a LSASE
NARCOA Insurance Number: ______________ Model of motorcar:___________________________________
Checks Payable to: Ohio Valley Railcars
______ Saturday IE RR Fee: $125 per car includes lunch for two.

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Ohio South-Central Rail Line
 
October 5/6, 2018
Ohio Valley Railcars invites you to participate in Ohio South-Central Rail Line.
Saturday will include riding the 90 + round trip mile US Rail. 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 30 cars. Waiting list will
be in order received. Jaime Samuell, EC. Ted Poesse EC in training. Dinner is
included for 2 people. $10 extra a person
Please mail the bottom portion of this form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars
c/o Ted Poesse
5538 Spencer Rd
Spencer, OH 44275-9778
Questions -
Jaime@gambierandwestern.com Phone 740-427-4444
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GM 2018
NAME:_____________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________________________________
EMAIL:____________________________________________________
4 Digit NARCOA Insurance Number: _______ Number of total adults on car:____
Model of motorcar:_____________
FEE: $100 per car:_______ enclosed EXTRA Dinner $10.00 each_______
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcar

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Hocking Valley
Scenic Railway
 
Nelsonville, Ohio
October 7, 2018
Ohio Valley Railcars invites you to participate in riding the 23 + round trip mile
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Sunday, October 8, 2018. We will ride the
railroad once in the morning, then we will have lunch on a special OVR excursion
train. This OVR first will be a train comprised of an open air car, a 1923 Wood
C&O caboose built at the HV shops, and 1920 Baldwin 0-6-0 #3 Steam
Locomotive. This will be a private OVR trip. There will be a drawing for 2 cab
rides. 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. 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 train for 2 adults. If you
have extra passengers, there is an extra fee for each person. Limit of 25 cars.
No pets. Please mail this form for registration:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Ted Poesse
5538 Spencer Rd
Spencer, OH 44275-9778
Questions? Jaime@gambierandwestern.com Phone 740-427-4444
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HV 2017
NAME:___________________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP:________________________________________________
EMAIL:________________________________________________________
4 Digit NARCOA Insurance Number: 18-_______ Number of total adults on car:__
Model of motorcar:_____________
FEES:$90 per car (includes 2 adults and lunch):
Extra Passenger: $30_______ enclosed.
Please Choose one sandwich and one side per Person
Sandwich: Ham____ Turkey____ Roast Beef____
Side: Potato Salad______ Cole Slaw____ Baked Beans____ Chips_____
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars