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Ludlow, Kentucky:Hidden Gem near the Queen City

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. That being cleared; let me tell you about my day in […]

10 Years and Still On Track

An Open Letter from Ohio Railroader founder Noel Giles Kennedy As I type this, Clint Bramkamp of Cincinnati and our own Northeast Ohio Editor (and dear friend) Justin Knox contributed to the renewal of the Ohio Railroader website. Our Facebook page, Ohio Valley Rails; remains a free social media resource. Whereas, the website hosting renewal […]

Dennison Polar Express 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POLAR EXPRESS TICKETS ARE ON SALE AT THE DENNISON RAILROAD DEPOT MUSEUM The Dennison Depot has created magical memories for families through their Polar Express Train Excursions for 21 years. DENNISON, OH- The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum will once again run the ever popular Polar Express train rides this December with the […]

Fostoria Railfanning-COVID 19 Edition

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor and Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails FB Page There are a lot of uncertain things this day and age. One thing can be certain; if a rail attraction or park takes measures….it is perfectly safe to visit. Fostoria Iron Triangle Rail Park is most certainly […]

Gailon: New Jewel on the Big Four

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor and Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails FB Page History and Restoration Timeline per the City of Galion, Ohio website http://www.galion.city/347/Galion-Big-Four-Depot “The Big Four Depot opened in 1900 and served as division headquarters for the Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis Railroad. Peak passenger usage occurred […]

Mainline Tour: Thurmond and Prince, W.VA

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails (Portions originally published on Columbus Wired; Partner Site) My family recently explored the New River Gorge. If you wish more options outside of railfanning; please visit the Columbus Wired article. http://columbuswired.net/appalachian-getaway-new-river-gorge We started our exploration in a former coal town with […]

Track Inspection: Cass Scenic Railroad

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails (Portions originally published on Columbus Wired; Partner Site) This Track Inspection launches our 10th anniversary in a big way. The two articles on the Columbus Wired Appalachian Getaway series covers a lot of ground for Cass Scenic and Pocahontas County. This […]

Mainline Tour: Harpers Ferry

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Administrator The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Editor/Founder Ohio Valley Rails FB Page In partnership with Columbus Wired Many people know the rafting, tubing, and biking around the area. Not many people know that Harpers Ferry is a living and working village. With the recent COVID-19 restrictions; all National Park Service attractions, […]

Dennison Continues WWII History Ties

Drive Ohio’s New Homefront to Warfront Trail WWII Victory Celebration 75th Commemorative Immediate Press Release Wendy Zucal, Executive Director Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, National Historic Landmark 740.922.6776 (Office) 330.340.1445 (Cell) director@dennsondepot.org Ten of Ohio’s Museums featuring WWII history have joined forces to offer a new Homefront to Warfront Drive-it-Yourself Trail to celebrate the 75th Anniversary […]

Brief History of the Z&W

The Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad’s Beginnings By Erich Diebold Travel and History Columnist The Ohio Railroader “Rails Beyond” Staff This organization, developed in 2008, known as the Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad, operates train rides on the old original Zanesville and Western Railroad line. The tourist railroad originally began in 1982 as the Buckeye […]