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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Events

June 21 through June 22, 2014 Family Train Ride and Strawberry Festival-Craft Show, Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

July 26 through July 27, 2014: Bandit Hold-Up Train, Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

August 2, 2014: Family Train Ride, Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

August 9 through August 10, 2014: Wild Wet Weekend, Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

August 16, 2014: Kid’s Magic on the Train Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

August 30 through August 31, 2014: Bandit Hold-Up Train Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

September 27 through September 28, 2014: Civil War Train Riad Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

October 4,5  November 18, 19, 25,26  2014: Kid’s Pumpkin and Magic Train Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

October 25 through October 25, 2014: Veteran’s Appreciation Weekend and Pumpkin/Magic  Sponsored by The Ashtabula, Carson, Jefferson Scenic Line, Jefferson, Ohio  Read more.....

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

New Members!

Conneaut Ohio Historical RR Museum

363 Depot St.
Conneaut, OH 44030

Click here to visit their website.

 


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

Railroad picts

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

 



 


 



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