The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway was founded in 1972. It is a non-profit, volunteer-operated organization. The organization is dedicated to educating and entertaining the general public by preserving, restoring and operating historic railroad equipment.


  • Founded in 1972, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is a non-profit, volunteer operated organization that is dedicated to educating and entertaining the general public. Visitors have the opportunity to take a ride on vintage trains.
    Founded in 1972, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway is a non-profit, volunteer operated organization that is dedicated to educating and entertaining the general public. Visitors have the opportunity to take a ride on vintage trains.

The Hocking Valley Scenic Railway was founded in 1972. It is a non-profit, volunteer-operated organization. The organization is dedicated to educating and entertaining the general public by preserving, restoring and operating historic railroad equipment. Once a part of the Hocking Valley Railway’s Athens Branch, the route operates between Nelsonville and Logan.

In 1930, the Hocking Valley Railway was merged into the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. The current route was purchased by the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in 1985. Diesel-powered rides on vintage equipment are offered by the HVSR through the beautiful hills of southeastern Ohio.

The coaches used to transport passengers were built in 1927. They were used for commuter service around Chicago. In October 1952 the primary diesel locomotive was built. During the winter, the coaches are heated to make for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.

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