Posts Tagged ‘Southern Appalachia Railway Museum’

Clinchfield F7 to Pull Ohio Excursion Trains

August 31, 2019

A restored former Clinchfield F7 locomotive will be featured on excursions being operated in Ohio later this year by the Ohio Rail Experience.

No. 800, a gray and yellow locomotive restored to its original appearance in 2018 for CSX’s Santa Train, is owned by the Southern Appalachian Railway Museum.

Excursions will depart during October from Lima, Springfield, Urbana, Leipsic, and South Charleston.

The excursions are operated by the Cincinnati Scenic Railway, a 501c3 Non Profit based in Cincinnati.

Money raised by the trips is used to preserve historic rail equipment. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.ohiorailexperience.com

No. 800 most recently spent time pulling tourist trains in Florida and helped move Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 No. 2716 to a new home in Kentucky for restoration.

Hoosier Southern Leasing Passenger Cars

August 9, 2016

The Hoosier Southern Railroad is preparing to offer excursion train service using passenger cars that it has leased from the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

IndianaThe excursion being sponsored by Scenic Lincoln Way, a non-profit tourism advocacy group based in southern Indiana.

The cars involved are coach No. 664, Fort Oglethorpe, a former Central of Georgia car; coach No. 663, a former Central of Georgia car; and No. 543, a St. Louis Car built for Southern Railway express service in 1943.

The cars have been idle since the Tennessee tourist railroad suspended its 2016 season earlier this year.

The 25-mile Hoosier Southern is based in Tell City, Indiana, and owned by the Perry County Port Authority.