The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway was started in 1972 and continues to provide a family-friendly atmosphere through our regular seasonal weekend trains as well as our special event trains like the always-popular Easter Bunny and Santa Trains! We are a 501c3 non-profit organization operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, and our mission is to restore and operate historical railroad equipment for the general public.
As your take your train ride with us, you’ll be treated to a ride like no other. Our equipment includes a collection of diesels from the 1950s and 1970s, while our coaches range from 1917 to the 1960s! We also have a steam locomotive currently undergoing restoration to full operation.
Along the route, you’ll be able to take in the view of the historic Hocking River Valley between Nelsonville and Logan. These include the historic company town of Haydenville, remnants of the once-prosperous Hocking Canal, the remaining brick kilns of the Nelsonville Brick Company, and the Hocking River itself as it meanders through the valley.
To start planning your trip with us, click here to see our trains and links to further information related to your trip! It’s an experience that many families have made into an annual tradition and we hope you will too!