Posts Tagged ‘Railroad excursions’

Ohio Rail Experience Announces Spring Excursions

March 14, 2021

The Ohio Rail Experience has announced that it will operate a series of excursions in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan starting May 15.

The first of those trips will run from Cincinnati to Greensburg, Indiana, on former New York Central trackage that was once part of the Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati route of the Big Four.

There will be a two-hour layover in Greensburg with limited dining options within walking distance of the Greensburg stop.

Other food and beverages will be available from the concession car onboard the train, the Queen City Tavern.

The trip is scheduled to take 10 hours. Tickets are $50 for economy coach, $65 for open window coach, and $85 for a deluxe coach.

Table class seating is priced at $200 to $350 and being sold in blocks to accommodate two or four people.

The train will depart at 9 a.m. from the boarding site in Cincinnati at 62 Thornton Ave.

On May 16, there will be three short trips of two hours each between Cincinnati and Dearborn County, Indiana, on former NYC track.

There will be no layover but concessions will be for sale in the Queen City Tavern car. Trains will depart at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for an economy coach, $30 for an open wind coach, $35 for a deluxe coach and between $60 and $180 for table class.

The Lima Limited between Springfield and Lima in Ohio will operate on May 22 and 23 for a 9.5-hour 140-mile roundtrip over the former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Middle Subdivision.

The tracks are now owned by the Indiana & Ohio, a Genesee & Wyoming property.

There will be a layover in Lima and a complimentary shuttle to Lincoln Park to view the railroad displays of the Allen County Historical Museum.

Tickets are $50 for economy coach, $65 for open window coach, $85 for deluxe coach, $85 and between $200 to $350 for table class.

On May 29 and 30 there will be 9.5 hour excursions from Leipsic, Ohio, to Blissfield, Michigan. The excursion includes a two-hour layover in Blissfield.

The train will travel former DT&I rails from Leipsic to Riga, Michigan, and former NYC tracks from Riga to Blissfield that are now owned by the Adrian & Blissfield Rail Road.

There will be limited meal options in Blissfield within walking distance of the train stop. The Queen City Traven car will have concessions for sale.

Tickets are $50 for economy coach, $65 for open window coach, $85 for deluxe coach and $200 to $350 for table class.

More information and ticket purchases are available at

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.”

Excursion to be Offered on ex-DT&I on Sept. 10

August 8, 2017

Excursion train rides over the former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton in western Ohio will be offered on Sept. 10 between Lima and Jackson Center.

The 43-mile roundtrip excursions will leave Lincoln Park in Lima at 10 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and feature two diesel engines and six vintage coaches. Each excursion can accommodates 360 passengers.

Refreshments and souvenirs will be sold onboard. The Lincoln Park train exhibit will be open for free tours.

Ticket are $40 for adults and $25 for children (ages 12 and under). Tickets will go on sale on Aug. 8 at the Allen County Museum. Tickets can be ordered online and picked up on the day of the trip.  No credit card orders will be accepted after Sept. 4.

Tickets are good for the specified departure time and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

The train is not ADA accessible and the passenger cars do not have heat or air conditioning.

Boarding will begin 10 minutes prior to departure. The trips are being operated by the Cincinnati Railway Company.

All proceeds benefit the Allen County Museum, 620 W Market St, Lima OH.

For further information call 419-222-9426 or visit the website at

60 Rail Excursions Set in Central Pa. in 2014

April 16, 2014

If you are going to be in central Pennsylvania this year and are looking to ride a train, you’ll have 60 excursions from which to choose.

The region’s excursion season will begin May 24 in Shamokin and conclude on Dec. 21 in Bellefonte.

Excursions will operate in Bloomsburg, Catawissa, Danville, Lock Haven, Sunbury, and Williamsport on tracks owned by the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority.

The excursions are a combined effort of the JRA, which provides insurance and owns the track on which the excursions run; North Shore Railroad, which donates locomotive services; and Penn Valley Railroad LLC, which rents out vintage rail coaches and a caboose for the trips.

The trips will run on the North Shore, Nittany & Bald Eagle, Lycoming Valley, and Shamokin Valley Railroads.

For a complete schedule, go to