OVR, A NARCOA Affiliate
Ohio Valley Railcars is an Ohio nonprofit 501(c)7 Corporation dedicated to the organization of motorcar excursions in the Ohio Valley Region, and the promotion of general rail safety involved with our activities. OVR is an affiliate of NARCOA and hosts NARCOA insured events. Membership in OVR is now included in your run registration fee. Those who wish to join as a member without attending a run can do so  with a $10 check for their membership, email the secretary for mailing information. OVR has several additions to the NARCOA base rulebook which are available off of our web site click here for the link to the rule book insert and are also mailed with the receipt of your OVR membership.

Follow this link to review OVR's excursion hosting policy



OVR Officers and Board members can be contacted via email with these clickable links:


Ted Poesse- President
Jaime Samuell
Alan Wilber
Brian Davis - Vice President
Dave Verzi-Secretary
Larry Smith - Treasurer

   
Mentoring : OVR  participates in the NARCOA mentoring program. If you are a new operator wishing to be mentored please contact the listed excursion coordinator.

EXCURSIONS - UPDATED 06/25/2017


 

 


6th Annual Ashland Railway Excursion
Saturday, August 5, 2017. Mansfield, Ohio will be our set-on location again this year. This will be our 6th visit to the Ashland Railway, comprised of approximately 56 round trip miles. The line is former Eire Railroad mainline and is scenic and winding. We will travel north (railroad east) through Ashland, Polk and then turn the speeders in or near West Salem. We will then return to Polk for our lunch and rest break. Last year we discovered a new set-on location which was off- road and much safer than on previous visits to the Ashland Railway. WE will be using that new location just off East Longview Avenue in Mansfield for this trip also. Registration includes lunch for two per motorcar. Additional lunches are available at extra cost. Additional information will follow in confirmation letter. Questions? Contact coordinator. Please do not contact Ashland Railway.
+ NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book and the OVR policy book is required. Ashland Railway may have additional rules for this excursion. All operators must be NARCOA certified and insured.
+ High visibility safety vests or shirts, long pants and over the ankle boots strongly suggested.
+ HyRail and large car operators please contact the coordinator prior to registering.
+ Fee based on minimum of 28 cars. Railroad is paid per car.
+ Additional details will follow in confirmation letter.
Return registration form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Phil Linne
115 West Russell Ave.
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
PHIL4GRR@aol.com Phone 740-294-7328
www.ohiovalleyrailcars.com
NAME______________________________________________Cell Phone_________________________________
Address_____________________________________________City, State, Zip_____________________________
E-Mail________________________________________________NARCOA Exam Certificate #_________________
NARCOA Insurance number: 17-_______ Fee (includes lunch for 2) $89. ____________
_____# of extra lunches @ $9. each ____________
Ashland 8/5/2017 Total amount enclosed $_________________

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WILLARD TRAINFEST
OHIO VALLEY RAILCARS
Saturday, September 9, 2017
In support of the Annual Willard Trainfest, Willard, Ohio, OHIO VALLEY RAILCARS will display motorcars and have a short excursion on the Ashland Railway. The trip will be on the former B & O track from Willard to Plymouth.
Here is how this will work-- The Willard Trainfest is a one- day event Saturday, September 9 beginning at 10 am and running ‘til 4 pm.
They have displays all over town including in the city park, in the middle school, post office and in downtown streets, and shuttle buses move you from place to place. OVR will have a block or two to display speeders on Myrtle Avenue, the main street in downtown Willard. You won’t even have to take your car off the trailer if you don’t want to. Jim Heffley, Willard Train Fest Chairman, has assured me that they will have the cash prizes as in past years, and everyone displaying will receive a dash plaque.
If you can come by 10 am, great. If not until a little later, that is OK too. Judging will take place sometime during the day. If you can’t arrive ‘til afternoon you are still welcome.
At 4 pm we will move our cars about a block to the ASHLAND RAILWAY tracks and set on, have a safety briefing, and go south as far as Plymouth with a railway escort and return. Tow vehicle parking for the show and the trip is just a few feet from set on.
The railroad is paid a flat fee for this excursion so we need 14 cars at $25. each to make this event happen.
+NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book and the OVR policy addendum is required. Ashland Railway may have additional rules for this excursion which will be announced at the safety meeting.
+High visibility safety vests or shirts and over ankle boots required (on excursion).
+All operators must be NARCOA certified and insured. Operators and passengers must sign NARCOA waiver.
For further information contact or to register return form to:
Ohio Valley Railcars c/o EC Phil Linne
115 West Russell Ave.
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
PHIL4GRR@aol.com Phone 740-294-7328
www.ohiovalleyrailcars.com
NAME______________________________________________Cell Phone_________________________________
Address_____________________________________________City, State, Zip______________________________
E-Mail________________________________________________Model of motorcar________________________
NARCOA Insurance number: 17-_______ NARCOA Exam Certificate #___________________________________
Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars for $25.
Willard 9/9/2017

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Kanawha River Railroad

Oct 20, 21, & 22.  Ohio Valley Railcars excursion in planning. Kanawha River Railroad located in Ohio and West Virginia. . Details not yet available, please do not contact coordinator Jaime Samuell at this time.