Come one and all! Travelers and Adventurers! Step back in time to ride the Hocking Valley Spring Time Express!
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway Announcement
All Dinner Trains are temporarily cancelled due to covid-19 guidelines.
We at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway would like to thank all of our Friends and Passengers for making our Re-Opening a huge success. We will continue to be open and follow our published schedules. We will continue to follow Governor Mike DeWine’s Covid-19 guidelines attempting to make your train ride fun and as safe as possible. Our Covid-19 procedures are posted at our Depot. We hope that you will come back and see us starting October 15, 2020.
Passengers are asked to wear a mask unless medical conditions prevent their use. We ask passengers to maintain social distancing when boarding the train and in your seat selection.
Our Fall Foliage Trains will restart on October 15, 2020. Thursday and Friday Trains will depart at 1:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday Trains depart at 12:00 Noon and 2:30 PM.
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
OUR FEATURED TRAIN RIDES
We invite you to enjoy an evening of fine dining on our beautifully appointed Hocking Valley Railway Dinner Train as it travels through the Hocking Hills of Southeast Ohio.
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ABOUT THE HVSR
The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1972 for the restoration, maintenance and operation of historic railroad equipment for the entertainment and education of the general public.
WHAT OUR VISITORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE!
Since 1972, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway has been entirely managed, operated, and maintained by volunteer members. If you have an interest in historic preservation and interpretation, we have a place for you! Our friendly volunteers have helped make memories for thousands of families over the last 40+years — you can be one of us! And if you’re not local to Nelsonville, that’s okay — you wouldn’t be alone! We have many volunteers from up to a two-hour drive away that help out consistently. Please consider joining today!
The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway has been all volunteer-operated for over forty years. You can be a part of history! There’s always a need for car hosts, brakemen, conductors, depot staff, shop personnel, track maintainers and more! No prior railroad experience is required. With your willingness to learn, we can train you right from your experience and skill level.
Even though we are entirely self-funded through ticket sales, there’s only so far we can go with volunteer labor and tickets. To accelerate our restoration and maintenance projects to help preserve railroad history and make for an even greater experience to our visitors, monetary (and even tool and equipment) donations are always welcome! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, so all donations are tax-deductible! Please consider donating today, and we thank you in advance!