Posts Tagged ‘ORHS excursions’

An ORHS Excursion on the Wheeling

September 20, 2020

The Wheeling & Lake Erie was once a gracious host of various excursion trains sponsored by the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society, the Midwest Railway Preservation Society, and the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum.

Many of those excursions passed through or near Akron.

W&LE GP 35 No. 104 is sh own traveling eastbound with an ORHS excursion at Justus on Oct. 13, 2012.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When the Wheeling Was Still in the Excursion Business

April 17, 2020

Excursion trains were once a regular sight on the Wheeling & Lake Erie. Many of them were operated by the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society and featured day trips.

W&LE GP35 No. 104 is shown pulling one such ORHS excursion eastbound at the crossing of the Wheeling and R.J. Corman line at Justus east of Brewster on Oct. 13, 2012.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

When ORHS Ran on Conrail

August 26, 2019

The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society was known for its excursion trains on the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway.

But years ago the ORHS hosted a few excursions on Conrail.

These trips often ran to Pittsburgh from Orrville. The photographer believes that this was one of those trips.

The image was made on May 11, 1985, in Canton, and appears to be Pittsburgh bound.

On the point is GP28-2 No. 8258 along with a sister unit.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Chasing a 1984 Passenger Excursion

February 3, 2017

Eastbound crossing the Chessie System (now R.J. Corman) track east of Brewster yard.

Here is something a little bit different. This is from an excursion 32 years ago. I don’t know if this is a Norfolk Southern excursion or perhaps Orrville Railroad Heritage Society excursion. It may have been ORHS’ first excursion. It began in Orrville or Brewster, but I photographed it from Brewster to Zanesville. These photos were taken on what is now mostly the Ohio Central as the train ran southbound on Oct. 6, 1984.

Photographs by Robert Farkas


Southbound under the Route 93 bridge in Dundee.





The power has cut off in Zanesville.