Posts Tagged ‘Ohio Railway Museum’

One Day at the Ohio Railway Museum

May 4, 2021

It’s around 1968 or 1969 in Worthington, Ohio ,where the Ohio Railway Museum and George Silcott’s locomotive sales are located.

The museum is out of sight to the right on the right along with Illinois Terminal 450.

Also on the property Silcott had an ex-Pennsylvania Railroad cabin car, a steam locomotive, an ex-Cincinnati Union Terminal Lima switcher, an ex-Great Northern EMD NW3, an Alco RS-1, and a passenger car.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Worthington Museum Sets Letters to Santa Event

November 27, 2019

The Ohio Railway Museum will hold its annual Letters to Santa event on Dec. 8, 14, 21 and 22.

Attendees will be able write a letter to Santa Claus that they can mail to the North Pole in one of the museum’s Railway Post Office cars.

There will also be visits with Mrs. Claus and opportunities to make Christmas crafts and ornaments.

Interurban car No. 64 will be providing rides throughout the day on an as-needed basis.

There will be no pre-sale tickets for this event. Tickets can be bought on the day of  visit in the depot.

Admission for adults is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children is $7. Children age 3 will be admitted for free. Hours of the event are noon to 4 p.m.

The museum is located at 990 Proprietors Road in Worthington. The museum phone number is 614-885-7345.

Museums Win Dailey Foundation Grants

September 5, 2018

Railway museums in Ohio and Pennsylvania were among the 12 recipients of grants totaling $29,000 that were awarded last month by the Tom E. Dailey Foundation.

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum  received $1,000 that will be used for bronze ears for its Overhead Trolley System on Trolley Street. The project requires approximately 50 ears at a cost of $100-$150 each. Full construction is expected to take two years.

The Ohio Railway Museum received $2,500 to be used for the restoration of car 703, the last remaining Columbus streetcar built in 1925 by the G.C. Kuhlman car company.

It weighs 36,620 pounds and is a little over 45 feet long and can seat 48 passengers and 2 crew members.

In addition to a direct grant of $1,000, the Dailey Foundation approved an additional challenge grant of up to $1,500 to match donations from other contributors to this project on a dollar-for-dollar basis through Dec. 31, 2018.