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The Sandusky District: North Columbus Trifecta

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails Three places have won hearts of railfans new and old alike along the Sandusky District Line of the newly dubbed Great Lakes Division in Columbus, Ohio. Many people either have come to these places for years; or just discovered them. Cooke […]

Cass Scenic Railroad 2021

By Erich Diebold Travel and History Columnist The Ohio Railroader “Rails Beyond” Staff On Friday, August 27, 2021, my friend Grant and I rode the Cass Scenic Railroad’s Whittaker Excursion from the old Cass Depot, once the meeting point for the Mower Lumber Company and the Chesapeake & Ohio’s Greenbrier Branch, to the half way […]

Fostoria Rail Gathering 2021

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails Many improvements have happened in just one year’s time. So on top of the Caboose Deck (what I have dubbed the Railpark Caboose Patio Plaza), there is now Wi-Fi. Literally, as of August 23, 2021…. An welcoming E Mail showing more […]

Mainline Tour: Sandusky Depot

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails The Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited both stop at Sandusky in the early morning hours. The station is unstaffed and passengers generally must wait on the platform or in their vehicles, as the station building is usually closed. Amtrak restored passenger rail service to […]

Mad River and NKP: Full Throttle for 2021

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Founder/Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails FB Page Visitors Infomation https://www.madrivermuseum.org/index.html Museum Hours12:00 to 4:00 pm 253 Southwest St Bellevue, OH 44811419-483-2222 OPEN DAILY Memorial Day through Labor Day (May, September and October Open on Weekends Only) Admission Fee $10.00 Adults $9.00 Senior (60+) $5.00 Children (5-12) Under […]

Ohio Railway Museum: Back Open and Still Rolling

The Ohio Railway Museum Back Open and Still Rolling By Giles Kennedy Owner and Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Founder and Chief Editor Ohio Valley Rails FB Page Basic info for visitors From Early May until December; Sundays Noon to 4pm. Admission prices: Adults $9,   Seniors/Military $8 Children 4-12 $7,   Children 3 […]

Ohio N Scale Weekend 2021

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page An pandemic and a loss of a dear friend in 2020 did not stop this great event in 2021. Just as Ohio N Scale Weekend was looking forward to be on schedule in 2020; the pandemic known as COVID-19 […]

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 […]