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.


Willard Trainfest
Saturday, September 8, 2018
In support of the Annual  Willard Trainfest,  Willard, Ohio, OHIO VALLEY RAILCARS will display motorcars and have a short excursion on the Ashland Railway.  The trip will be on the former B & O track from Willard to Plymouth. 
Here is how this will work--  The Willard Trainfest is a one- day event Saturday, September 8 beginning at 10 am and running ‘til 4 pm.  It is a part of the Willard Planes, Trains and Automobiles Weekend.
They have displays all over town including in the city park, in the middle school, post office and in downtown streets, and shuttle buses move you from place to place. OVR will have a block or two to display  speeders on  Myrtle Avenue, the main street in downtown Willard.  You won’t even have to take your car off the trailer if you don’t want to.  Jim Heffley, Willard Train Fest Chairman, has assured me that they will have the cash prizes as in past years, and everyone displaying will receive a dash plaque.
If you can come by 10 am,  great.  If not until a little later, that is OK too.  Judging will take place sometime during the day.  If you can’t arrive ‘til afternoon you are still welcome.
At 4 pm we will move our cars about a block to the ASHLAND RAILWAY tracks and set on, have a safety briefing, and go south as far as Plymouth  with a railway escort and return.   Tow vehicle parking for the show and the trip is just a few feet from set on. 
 We need 12 speeders @$25. To pay the railroad fee and the pilot’s fee.     
+NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book and the OVR policy addendum is required. Ashland Railway may have additional rules for this excursion which will be announced at the safety meeting.
+High visibility safety vests or shirts and over ankle boots required (on excursion).
+All operators must be NARCOA certified and insured. Operators and passengers must sign NARCOA waiver.

TED POESSE, EC     330-350-1624    power9529 @

For further information contact or to register return form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o EC Ted Poesse
5538 Spencer Road
Spencer, Ohio 44275
NAME______________________________________________Cell Phone_________________________________
Address_____________________________________________City, State, Zip______________________________
E-Mail________________________________________________Model of motorcar________________________
NARCOA Insurance number:  18-_______   NARCOA Exam Certificate #___________________________________
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars for $25.


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 - Phone 740-427-4444
GM 2018
NAME:_____________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________________________________
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


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? Phone 740-427-4444
HV 2017
NAME:___________________________ Cell PHONE: ____________________
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