Age of Steam Roundhouse: Ohio History in Rail Preserved

Age of Steam Roundhouse: Ohio History in Rail Preserved

By Giles Kennedy

Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website

Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page

When Jerry Joe Jacobson set his mind to anything; he accomplish a great deal.

When he sold the Ohio Central System to Genesee and Wyoming Rail in 2008; he launched a great dream.

Jerry passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on in his extensive private collection. Many steam and diesel locomotives that the Ohio Central ran as well as Jerry acquired make up the roster.

The Roundhouse; although open to the public on guided tours May-October, is a great day trip with the family. Nestled in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country; it is well worth the visit for railfans, historians and families alike.

Per their website…

“Step back in time to explore the Age of Steam Roundhouse with one of our knowledgeable interpreters. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this authentic 20th century Roundhouse. Learn the fundamentals of steam locomotives, experience the storied past of the railroad, and connect with American industrial heritage.”

“This program is offered May through October on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. “

Ticket pricing: Adults $20, Seniors & Veterans $17, Youth $12 (3 – 16), Under 3 & Active Duty Military (w/ ID) FREE

Please see website for visitors rules, group tours and special events

Physical Address 213 Smokey Lane Rd SW, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Phone: (330) 852-4676

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