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 and under are free

Select events throughout the year

Please visit their website and Facebook pages for more info



The Ohio Railway Museum

990 Proprietors Road

Worthington, Ohio 43085

(614) 885-7345


COVID 19 restrictions has not slow down the activity on Sundays in Worthington. They were busy right up until recent changes in public distancing protocol.

Safety protocol is still in place. Many sanitizer stations were through out the displays, cars and the main building. It houses the ticket office, lobby/gift shop and the restrooms. In fact, the building is climate controlled. It is a perfect break from the hot summer sun when exploring.

State of Ohio Mask Mandates were recently lifted. This only fueled the fire and passion of visitors entering the property more.

Although my visit today had the regular train rides parleyed until 2:30 (technical issues with the diesel locomotive), rides are normally available every Sunday.

Visitors kept coming in today; in spite of the technical issues.

This museum is not only regionally known. It is nationally known. License plates as far as Illinois were here to soak in the the railroad history.

The single car train powered by an ex-US Army switcher. The rides leaving the former Columbus, Delaware and Marion Interurban line several times on open days.

Children, parents, grandparents and railroad lovers pack the humble train departing the Proprietors Road station. Joyous visitors pack each train awaiting the history lesson on rails.

Static displays between the train rides include several passenger cars, a Electric Switcher engine, and the pride of the Museum’s collection, Norfolk and Western Steam Locomotive #578.

Although no longer in service; it is still cleaned and maintained.

It is so worth a visit whether your little ones love trains or you love the Iron Horse yourself.

Volunteers come in all age brackets as well. The ORM welcomes folks of all walks of life to join their volunteer crew. OVR’s very own Erich Diebold (volunteer/car host) and Belle Broskie (volunteer coordinator) help out whenever duty calls.

Again, click on the website or contact them for information on volunteering.

It is so worth visiting the ORM. The passion and care the volunteer crew members put into caring for equipment and guests is evident. This small gem of railroad history has an great future.

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