Steam Returns to Nelsonville!

The sound of a steam locomotive’s whistle echoing through the Hocking River Valley will return once more in October!

Steam engine Number 3 at the Nelsonville depot with train

After about 15 years undergoing careful restoration by dedicated volunteers, 0-6-0 No. 3, a 1920 Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA) product, will pull the trains from historic Nelsonville on October 3rd and 4th and again on October 17th and 18th!

Get your tickets today for a chance to ride behind Ohio’s only scheduled operating standard-guage steam locomotive!

Dates and times again are:

  • Saturday October 3rd at Noon

  • Saturday October 3rd at 2:30

  • Sunday October 4th at Noon

  • Sunday October 4th at 2:30

  • Saturday October 17th at Noon

  • Saturday October 17th at 2:30

  • Sunday October 18th at Noon

  • Sunday October 18th at 2:30

To order tickets for the Noon train, click here! Or to order tickets for the 2:30 train, click here!

— TICKET PRICES — 
Noon Departures
-$10 for children (ages 3-12; under ages 0-2 ride free but must sit on a lap)
-$11 for seniors (ages 60+)
-$13 for adults (ages 13-59)

2:30 Departures
-$12 for children (ages 3-12; under ages 0-2 ride free but must sit on a lap)
-$15 for seniors (ages 60+)
-$17 for adults (ages 13-59)

We hope to have you join us for a fun day behind No. 3 as it returns to service for the first time in about 50 years! This is only operating steam locomotive in Southeast Ohio, and the only operating regularly-scheduled standard-guage steam locomotive in Ohio! Come be a part of living history!

Steam engines are unique locomotives and even despite several successful test runs, we do reserve the right to substitute motive power due to mechanical issues (though we don’t hope for it or anticipate it to be the case!) without refund or exchange of tickets.

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