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:

Phil Linne President
Ted Poesse- Vice President
Dave Antes
Alan Wilber
Karen Wilber
Brian Davis
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.


 Greenfield Railroad


Sunday, April 30th 2017, Greenfield (Ohio). Greenfield Railroad. Former B&O St. Louis Main Line. Set on begins at 8 a.m. 60 mile round trip. Travel west from Greenfield to Midland, Ohio where we will turn our cars.  There are several large bridges and vintage depots along the route.  Track is mostly welded rail in good condition. Portable toilets planned at set on and at rest stop along route. We have a pizza lunch stop planned at a local restaurant and your meal is included (2 meals per car).

It’s been a couple of operating seasons since we last ran the Greenfield RR, as the track has been under a significant rehabilitation project, now complete.

 NARCOA Insurance and compliance with the Rule Book is required along with the OVR policy book.  All operators must be NARCOA certified. No HyRail’s or gang cars permitted unless approved by the coordinator prior to registering. Reflective safety vests required.
Confirmation of registration returned via email.  The railroad and OVR is not responsible for unannounced change in plans or schedules. 30 car limit. Fee will be based on registration of 20 cars minimum, and the railroad is paid per car. RETURN  REGISTRATION FORM TO: 

Ohio Valley Railcars c/o Dave Verzi

3922 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44111

WM340@aol.com  Phone 216-941-5273 www.ohiovalleyrailcars.com



Greenfield regr. 17. 

NAME: ______________________________________ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ   CELL PHONE: _________________ 


NARCOA Insurance Number:17- ______________       Model of motorcar:__________________


______Saturday Fee: $100 per car includes pizza and beverage for two. There will be several pizza choices available at our lunch stop. _____ Additional lunch is $12 per person

Checks payable to Ohio Valley Railcars



Since 2008 the Toledo Train Day Committee with the help of the Lucas County-Toledo Port Authority has held Train Day Toledo yearly on the first Saturday in May. Ohio Valley Railcars has participated with Train Day Toledo each year since 2009 and we have been asked to come back again this May (for the 9th time if you’re counting).

Train Day Toledo is held in the Amtrak/Greyhound station at the Toledo Central Union Terminal now called the Martin Luther King Plaza, the last modern terminal building built by the New York Central There are dozens of exhibits and vendors inside the Terminal building. Outside there are usually locomotives, possibly some Amtrak equipment and other current railroad equipment and us, with our speeder cars. We are the only exhibit outside that actually moves. We operate on 2 sections of track, each about 200 yards in length, commonly called tracks A and C. In 2016 total attendance was approximately 7000, and we gave rides to about 1100 folks.

Train Day Toledo is a non-Ohio Valley Railcars, non-NARCOA sponsored event. However all operators must be NARCOA members and NARCOA insured. Maximum number of operators is 10, others may come to exhibit only. Obviously this cannot be a mentoring event.

There is no fee, but please let me know you are coming. I’ll need your name, car you will be bringing and e-mail address. If you have not done Train Day Toledo before please call me. My cell phone is 740-294-7328. My e-mail is phil4grr@aol.com. I’ll send further information when I know you are participating.
Phil Linne, EC