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2021 Ohio Model Rail Directory

At time of publishing; the world at large is dealing with COVID 19 standards. Please contact via links, etc to see safety measures to ensure visitors safe visits. P.S. Some model railroad clubs have been featured in previous articles; please search our website for clubs we have visited. Ashland,OH Ashland County Model Railroaders and Railfans […]

2021 Rail Travel Guide

Scenic Railroads, Rail Attractions, and Various Rail Spots throughout the Ohio Valley/Great Lakes Region At time of publishing; the world at large is dealing with COVID 19 standards. Please contact via links, etc to see safety measures to ensure visitors safe visits. P.S. Other sites and attractions have been featured in previous articles; please search […]

Marion Union Station March 2021

Photo Album of Visit at Marion Union Station Giles Kennedy, Photo Credit Many thanks for Pete White, MUSA President and longtime friend for today’s access to the Station Main Waiting Room Basic Information Marion Union Station Association 532 W Center St Marion, Ohio 43302 (740) 383-3768 www.facebook.com/MarionUnionStationAssociation Information on visiting per their Facebook page “Marion […]

Northwest Ohio Rail Journey

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page So what does coffee, beer, high speed and railroads have in common? A lot. Especially when my trip to Payne, Sherwood and Bryan, Ohio ends at a refurbished railroad depot becoming a saloon. I started my day in Payne. […]

Lima: Crossroads of Railroad History

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page (Portions of article from Allen County Museum Article from Columbus Wired) Most folks know Lima for the “Kewpee” burgers, tanks being built and some of its railroad history. Lima and Allen County is literally a microcosm of Ohio’s history […]

Marion Union Station: Family Safe Railfanning

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor the Ohio Railroader Website Founder, Ohio Valley Rails Facebook Page Basic Information Marion Union Station Association 532 W Center St Marion, Ohio 43302 (740) 383-3768 www.facebook.com/MarionUnionStationAssociation Information on visiting per their Facebook page “Marion Union Station (MUS) is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm, and by appointment or by chance. […]

CP NGK Volume 1: Can We Fix This?

(Pictures from August 2020 trip to Harper’s Ferry WVA; on Amtrak platform; safely off right of way) CP NGK An ongoing conversation, observations and points on current status of Railroads and Transportation (An Op-Ed on current events. All opinions are the authors. No opinions reflect the thoughts of admins of Ohio Valley Rails or contributors […]

Central Ohio Railfanning January 2021

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page I rarely do a photo essay. But with “progressive railroading” giving our hard working men and women who actually work the railroads; it’s been hit and miss to see a train work a regularly scheduled run. The joys of […]

Iron Horses of the Cinci Central

Iron Horses of the Cinci Central An Overview of an HO Layout and its Motive Power By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page Forward Any model railroader for more than 5 years of experience can tell you point blank. You don’t run your locomotives, they won’t […]

Kentucky Steam: Rebirth of a Loco and a Region

https://www.kentuckysteam.org/volunteer By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor and Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails FB Page I would like to start this article with three simple phrases. COVID-19 is still out there. Don’t feed the fear. Be proactive and safe while traveling. With this opening statement being cleared; all pictures were on […]