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:

Brian Davis -  President
Ted Poesse - Vice President
Jaime Samuell
Alan Wilber
Dave Verzi-Secretary
Lydia Poesse - 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 National Train Day Toledo yearly on a 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 9 for the 13th time.
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 will likely operate on a section of track about 150 yards in length, commonly called track C. We may be able to use track A too. In 2019 total attendance was approximately 6000, and we gave rides to about 800 folks. Parking is just a few steps from where we operate.
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 10, 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 is about 75 feet from our operating area. There is a Subway shop inside the terminal on lower level.
There is no fee, but please let me know you are coming. You can fill out the form and return it snail mail or just send me an e-mail with the same information. I’ll need your name, address car you will be bringing and e-mail address. If you have questions my cell phone is 740-294-7328. My e-mail is Many thanks!
Phil Linne, EC
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2020 NARCOA INSURANCE NUMBER 20-___________________
Please return form to: Phil Linne, Ohio Valley Railcars
115 West Russell Ave.
West Lafayette, OH 43845-1142
Or e-mail the same information.



Finger Lakes Railroad
May 22-24 2020
Ohio Valley Railcars invites you to participate in riding the 160 + round trip mile
Finger Lakes Railroad, May 22-24. The exact route has not been finalized at this
time. We will be based out of Geneva NY for the weekend. We will give the exact
route in your confirmation info. 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/Railroad paperwork. It will be required to be returned prior to
the excursion. This will facilitate a timely departure on the excursion day. Note:
Hi-Rails by permission only. Car limit 30 cars. NO PETS of any kind. No Calls to
the Railroad. Please return the bottom portion of this form to by USPS only. No
Email or express registrations will be accepted:
Ohio Valley Railcars
c/o Jaime Samuell
40 Sulphur Springs Church Rd
Franklin, KY 42134 Phone 606-748-4443
FL 2020
NAME:___________________________ CELL PHONE: ____________________
4 Digit NARCOA Insurance Number: 20-_______ Number of total adults on car:__
Model of motorcar:_____________ FEE:$250.