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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 […]

North Central Ohio Sojourn

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails Facebook Page Prior to engaging on my daytrip; I offer the more full photo gallery from my FB Page; which was also shared on Ohio Valley Rails…. https://www.facebook.com/mightyngk/media_set?set=a.10156868161196529&type=3 I would like to start this article with three simple phrases. COVID-19 is […]

Schultz’s Hobbies: Bringing Past and Future Together

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page Basic Info Schultz’s Hobbies (Suburban Dayton/Kettering, Ohio) 2270 East Dorothy Lane Drive Kettering, Ohio 45420 937-643-2520 schultzshobbies@aol.com To the unsuspecting eye, the storefront of Chris Schultz’s hobby shop is humble off Wright Brothers Parkway on Dorothy Lane Drive. It […]

Railfanning in the COVID-19 Era

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails Facebook Page The following pictures were taken along the Sandusky District line, Lake Division in metro Columbus, Ohio; April 2nd, 2020. The first spot was Park Road Crossing in between Worthington and Lewis Center, Ohio; east of Westerville. The second spot […]

Two Daves, Impacting Legacies

An Op-Ed on two men who impacted their communities By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor/Founder The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Administrator Ohio Valley Rails Facebook Page I shall forever miss two Daves. One who left us in 2016, one who left us February 2020. In the ICU, I visited my dear friend Dave Weissman at OSU […]

AMREC Keeps Railroad History in Coshocton

AMREC Keeps Railroad History in Coshocton By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page AMREC (or Associated Model Railroad Engineers of Coshocton) has been a model rail standard since March of 1972. Let’s us let you know who and what they are about. Physical  Location 707 Kenilworth […]

CCRY Columbus Division Nov 2019 Update and Tour

CCRY Columbus Division Nov 2019 Update and Tour By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page 10 years ago, this past summer; a layout was born. This is the layout that not only started the Cinci Central FB Page; but the launching point for this website. I […]

Z T N T Model RR Club: Still Running Full Throttle

By Giles Kennedy Chief Editor The Ohio Railroader Website Chief Admin Ohio Valley Rails FB Page I attended the ZTNT Model Railroad Club’s open house today. They are indeed; a bright point for Downtown Zanesville. The Open House (normally scheduled one in the spring, one in the fall) is a focal event for the model […]

Exploring Cuyahoga Valley Train and Hike

Here are 5 great tips of how to enjoy the best of railroad and its host, the National Park

Troop Train Returns to Dreamsville

From the Desk of Wendy Zucal Dennison Railroad Depot Museum TROOP TRAIN RETURNS TO THE DENNISON DEPOT WITH FREE TICKETS FOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY Dennison, OhioBy popular request, the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum has added the Fall Foliage TroopTrain Ride back onto the Schedule on Sunday, October 20th at noon , 1:30, 3 and 4:30. These […]