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Cincinnati RR Club to Have Outing in Indiana

September 12, 2022

The Cincinnati Railroad Club will sponsor an outing on the Whitewater Valley Railroad in Indiana on Oct. 29.

The club has chartered a caboose and purchased coach tickets that collectively will provide room for 24 passengers to ride in the caboose one way between Connersville and Metamora, and in a coach on the return trip.

The trip is open to club members only through Sept. 30. It will open to the public after that date if tickets are still available.

Cincinnati RR Club to Return to CUT

December 16, 2021

The board of directors of the Cincinnati Railroad Club has approved a move back to Cincinnati Union Terminal.

The board approved spending $50,000 to renovate and lease a 1,883-square-foot space on the third floor north below Tower A. The club also will need to pay an additional $16,000 in annual rent.

The club will have access of the Newsreel Theater and other spaces to hold monthly programs and meetings.

It is unclear if access to Tower A will be included in the lease. That may be a longer term project.

The space the club is leasing overlooks a portion of a railroad yard.

Cincinnati Railroad Club to Revive Annual Banquet

October 18, 2021

The Cincinnati Railroad Club will hold its 83rd annual banquet on Nov. 13. Last year’s event had been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Programs will be presented by Charles Bogart (Queensgate Yard at night) and Dale Peterka (tour of Montana).

The event is being held at The Archbishops House on Moeller Avenue in Norwood, Ohio. The event will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person and seating is limited to 64 attendees.

Cincinnati RR Club May Return to Tower A

August 5, 2021

The Cincinnati Railroad Club is considering signing a lease to return to Tower A at Cincinnati Union Terminal.

The move will be discussed at the next club meeting on Aug. 5.

A majority of the group’s board members recently toured two third floor spaces near Tower A and Tower A itself.

The board members said they decided to bring up leasing space there at the next meeting.

That discussion will focus on structuring a lease, volunteering, furnishings, parking, and club meetings being able to be in the Newsreel or the auditorium/other theater on the Concourse level.

Railfan Groups Resume In-Person Meetings

August 2, 2021

The Cincinnati Railroad Club will conduct a hybrid meeting on Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The club will meet in person but offer its meeting online via Zoom.

In an announcement the club said it likely will offer regular monthly in-person meetings as well as have a virtual option to watch programs.

The August program will be presented by Lee Rainey remotely via Zoom on the East Broad Top Railroad in Pennsylvania.

The meeting will be held at Archbishop’s House on the campus of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center, 5418 Moeller Avenue, in Norwood.

Register in advance for this meeting:

In an unrelated development, the Michigan Railroad Club has announced that it will return to in-person meeting starting Sept. 1.

Meeting will be held in Club Room 1 of the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn.

Meetings are held between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The group must clear the meeting room by 9 p.m.

The programs for future meetings will be announced later.

Rail Events Planned for Cincinnati Area

April 12, 2021

Various railroad related events are being planned for the Cincinnati area this spring.

These include resumption of service of the Cincinnati Dinner Train. Tickets can be purchased and other information is available at

The Cincinnati Railroad Club will participate in a National Train Day event on May 1.

CRRC board member Jim Corbett said the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad has invited the club to set up a booth about/for the club.

Excursions that day will depart at trains departing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

On May 15, a restored Southern Railway steel caboose, X554, will be moved in a parade down Elm Street in Ludlow, Kentucky, to a location on city property next to the city’s rail viewing platform.

The Ludlow Railroad Heritage Museum is hosting the move to the location at 49 Elm St.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for May 31 at the caboose. It will be the first time the caboose will be opened to the public.

The event will be held between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and has been dubbed “Party on the Plaza” by the Ludlow Heritage Museum.

There will be food and drink options and museum merchandise for sale including green tee shirts with an image of the caboose.

Veteran Cincinnati RR Club Editor Dies

February 21, 2021

Longtime Cincinnati Railroad Club member Jim Edmondston has died.

Mr. Edmonston, who was 84, has served as the editor of the club’s newsletter, Headlight & Markers, for more than 50 years.

He also served on the CRC’s board of directors.

His photographs were used in many books and he had written articles for railfan magazines.

Cincinnati Union Terminal Tribute Programs Set

October 20, 2018

Two programs featuring photography of Cincinnati Union Terminal by former Trains magazine managing editor Wallace W. Abbey have been set in early November.

The programs will be presented by George W. Hamlin.

Titled Wally Abbey Visits Cincinnati Union Terminal, the programs will feature background on CUT and the railroads and trains that served it.

Abbey, who died in 2014, wrote an article about CUT that was published in the May 1953 issue of Trains.

His collection of 25,000 black and white negatives and 8,000 color slides is now housed at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.

One presentation will be given during the Nov. 1 meeting of the Cincinnati Railroad Club at Harmony Lodge. More information is available at

Another presentation will be hosted on Nov. 2 by the Miami Valley Railfans at the West Carrollton Civic Center at 7 p.m.

During that presentation, club member David Oroszi will show photos of CUT from his collection. For more information, go to

2015 Summerail Program Lineup Announced

April 3, 2015

The lineup of presenters has been announced for the 2015 Summerail in Cincinnati and their programs will reflect a variety of topics and geographic range. The presenters and their programs are:

Chris GussMike Abalos’ Classic Midwest Railroads

Charlie DischingerJust My Imagination

Tim HenschJust Call Me Richard

Dan KwarcianyRailroads Across the Midwest

Mark LlanuzaSemaphores and Wig-Wags

Scott LothesIn Search of the Northwest

Mike McBrideLaSalle & Bureau County Railroad

Dan Munson(BNSF) Flood 2011

Gary RolihEarly Railroads in Postcards

Dale SandersSouthland (Southern California)

All 10 programs are multimedia digital presentations set to music. The first program will begin at 1 p.m. with the programs running through 10 p.m. There will be a dinner break between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for the session, which will be on Saturday, Aug. 8.

A railroad show and sale will be set up in the Cincinnati Union Terminal rotunda and operate between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is no charge to enter the railroad show.

There will also be free admission to two traditional “talkie” programs to be presented between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 7 in the CUT Auditorium.

Presenters will be Dan Dover, who give a program on the Louisville & Nashville; and Tom Carver, who will give a program on Eastern Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia

The Cincinnati Railroad Club will be holding its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Tower A of CUT. Guests are welcome to come. Tower A will also be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the Summerail weekend for tours and train watching.

For more information and a ticket order form, go to

Summerail 2015 Tickets Now on Sale

January 27, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Summerail 2015 to be held on Aug. 8 at Cincinnati Union Terminal. Tickets are $25 per person. The lineup of presenters and their programs will be announced later in the year.

To order tickets, send a check payable to the Cincinnati Railroad Club at the following address:

Summerail Tickets
305 La Mar Court
Vandalia, OH 45377-3212

Tickets for this annual event have been selling out in July in recent years. For more information visit or navigate to