Rail built Ohio and united our nation. Today it plays a growing role in passenger travel and freight at a fraction of the energy costs of cars and trucks. The Ohio Rail Tourism Association (ORTA) and its members help you experience and enjoy a time where travel was exciting, scenic, and relaxing. Each ORTA member provides a unique rail experience that is both fun and historical such as the coal mining history in Byesville, the Cabin Fever Express on the Cuyahoga, the Train Festival at The Depot, and the Train Robbery on the Hocking Valley to mention a few. Plan a different rail event every month! Please download Ohio's Official Rail Map with ORTA Rail attractions or click on a map location below.

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April 3, 4, 2015:
    Easter Bunny Train on the LM&M Railroad
    Trains depart Lebanon, Ohio Depot

April 4, 2015 10 AM and 1 PM:
    Easter Bunny Train on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    Trains depart Nelsonville, Ohio Depot

April 25, 2015:
    Ohio Rail Tourism Annual Meeting at the Fostoria Rail Preservations Society
    Click here for our Meeting Flyer and here for our registration form and agenda

May 2, 2015:
    VISIT US at our booth at the Toledo National Train Day in Amtrak Station
    Toledo Ohio Amtrak Station

May 9, 2015:
    National Train Day Celebration in Orrville, Ohio
    Orrville Railroad Heritage Sociey

For other local railroad events near you, click on our member web page links.

Roll over the dots to view the railroads and museums that are members
of the Ohio Rail Tourism Association. Click on the name of the
railroad or attraction to go directly to their website.
Use the zoom buttons to enlarge the specific area of interest.

Download map and attractions list in PDF format

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Ohio Central Steam Engine 33
Cuyahoga Valley
Scenic Video
(Click on the image)