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.



Since 2008 the Toledo Train Day Committee with the help of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has held Train Day Toledo yearly on the first Saturday in May. Ohio Valley Railcars has participated with Train Day Toledo each year since 2009 and we have been invited to come back again this May (for the 10th time if you’re counting). 
Train Day Toledo is held in the Amtrak/Greyhound station at the Toledo Central Union Terminal now called the Martin Luther King Plaza, the last modern terminal building  built by the New York Central  There are dozens of exhibits and vendors inside the Terminal building.  Outside there are usually locomotives, possibly some  other current railroad equipment and us, with our speeder cars.   We are the only exhibit outside that actually moves.  We operate on 2 sections of track, each about 200 yards in length, commonly called tracks A and C.  In 2017 total attendance was approximately 8000, and we gave rides to about 1000 folks.
Train Day Toledo is a non-Ohio Valley Railcars, non-NARCOA sponsored event. However all operators must be NARCOA members and NARCOA insured as we will be utilizing the Part B of the NARCOA insurance plan. Maximum number of operators  is 9,  others may come to exhibit only. Obviously this cannot be a mentoring event.  Our operating hours will be 9:30 am to approximately 4 pm with a 30 minute lunch break about 12:30. Porta -potty just a few steps from our operating area.
There is no fee, but please let me know you are coming.  I’ll need your name, car you will be bringing and e-mail address. If you have not done Train Day Toledo before please call me. My cell phone is 740-294-7328. My e-mail is I’ll send further information when I know you are participating.  Many thanks!
Phil Linne, EC