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.

2024 Excursion Announcements - as we know today...


East Ohio Mentoring Excursion ABC Railway   

April 27, 2024

Ohio Valley Railcars will host a Mentoring Event on the Akron Barberton Cluster Railway between Ravenna and Kent. This event is intended for paid members who have passed the Rulebook Test and who have 2024 NARCOA Insurance but still require mentoring.

We will use the NARCOA Mentoring procedure newly revised in February 2024.

The day will begin with a classroom session to review Risks, Safety Procedures, Rules, etc. with the OVR team.   After this we will go to the set-on location for Car Inspections, the Set-on, and a Safety Meeting. Then after a safe set-on the Mentorees and their Mentors will travel from Ravenna to Kent, Ohio where the excursion will have a break, turn the cars, and return. A second trip will be available to finish the mentoring (and for the fun of it) before set-off.    No Hyrails. $40 fee.

EC: Brian Davis (330) 554-4480. The registration form is HERE



Age Of Steam Roundhouse Rides for the Public
July 12 & 13, 2024

Save the Date... details coming SOON.

Youngstown Southeastern Railway

An agreement has been reached, more details coming SOON.

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