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.

2023 Excursion Announcements

Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad “Meadville in June” 
June 17 & 18, 2023

Ohio Valley Railcars will host an excursion on the Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad on Saturday and Sunday June 17 & 18.  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.  We will have a Friday evening set-on.

All NARCOA and OVR rules apply.  No large gang cars or Hy-rails without prior approval.   A maximum limit of 35-cars has been set, and a minimum of 20-cars will be needed for the excursion to proceed. 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.

The excursion fee this year has been increased to $475.00 per car.  

Do not contact the railroad with questions. Instead, contact:

Brian Davis, Excursion Coordinator (330) 554-4480

 Download this registration form, complete it, and send it with your payment to OVR at the address shown.