Posts Tagged ‘railfan excursions’

Ohio Rail Experiences Trips Schedule Set

April 14, 2018

The Ohio Rail Experience has announced a slate of excursion trains that will operate this year. Tickets are available online through a partnership with the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad and Vendini Incorporated.

The website address is

The 2018 schedule includes the following trips:

May19: Lima Limited (Springfield-Lima)

May 20: Quincy Cannonball (Springfield-Qunicy)

May 26-27: Spirit of Urbana (Washington Court House-Urbana)

September 1: Oasis by Daylight ( Bond Hill-Cincinnati-Reading)

September 2: Fireworks Train (Norwood-Cincinnati)

Oct. 6: Greenfield Special (Greenfield-New Vienna)

Octo. 13-14: Midland Flyer (Madeira-Loveland -Washington Court House)

Cincinnati Group Offering Rare Mileage Trips

March 28, 2018

Cincinnati Scenic Railway has announced a series of rare mileage excursions that will operate in southwest Ohio through its new Ohio Rail Experience operation.

On May 19, the group will offer a trip over the former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton from Springfield to Lima.

Additional trips will run over former Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad trackage now operated by various Genesee & Wyoming properties on May 20 and Sept. 2-3.

Cincinnati Scenic Railway also operates the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad in Lebanon.

“In our part of the country, passenger trains are slipping further into the history books and that’s a shame. It can be difficult to properly interpret this kind of history in a static museum,” said General Manager Will Gawin says. “For that reason, our team honestly believes what we are doing is important for historic preservation. Our goal is to deliver an experience worth remembering to communities that might have forgotten how enjoyable a train ride can be.”

RDC Excursion Set in April in Pennsylvania

January 10, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will offer a Rail Diesel Car excursion on April 22.

The trip will feature Reading & Northern Budd cars 9166 and 9168 making a photo excursion between Port Clinton Station and North Reading, traveling over the R&N via Pottsville Junction.

There will be photo runby stops and tours of the railroad’s facilities, including engine shops, dispatching center and corporate offices.

A portion of the excursion will use freight-only sections of the Saint Clair line through Yuengling Junction.

Tickets are $49 per person and must be reserved before March 15. Send checks to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the NRHS at 4408 Hoffman Drive 2nd Floor, Whitehall, PA.