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Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

33 W. Canal Street
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Phone: 740-753-9531, 740-249-1452
Overview
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - Take a leisurely train ride through the Hocking Hills in a historic train. Trains depart Saturday and Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot on U.S. Route 33 and Hocking Parkway, next to Rocky Gear.

All regular trains Memorial Day weekend - October make a 30-minute stop at a pioneer log village. Special trains include Easter, Robbery, Fireworks Shuttle, Santa and New Year's Eve.

Location Map

Calendar of Events
2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride
May 27 (Sat)
thru
Oct 29 (Sun)

2:30 pm

Our East Logan train is the longest of the regular weekend trains and operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day and the last full weekend of October.

The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was the last company town in Ohio. Other sights along the trip include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks, an active gravel mine, the Hocking River, and, of course, the hills of the Hocking River Valley.

Duration of ride: Approximately 2 hours

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical, Ongoing Events,
12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride
May 27 (Sat)
thru
Oct 29 (Sun)

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Our Noon train to Haydenville is the shortest trip of our trains. It operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and the last full weekend of October.

The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Sights along the ride include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks and the Hocking River.

Cost: $10-13 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical, Ongoing Events,
October Weekday Fall Foliage
Oct 6 (Fri)
thru
Oct 27 (Fri)

1:00 pm Fridays in October.

Due to the incredible popularity of the fall colors of scenic southern Ohio, we operate extra trains on Fridays only in October. These trains are no different than the Noon and 2:30 trains on Saturdays and Sundays, other than an extra option for your trip.

Each Friday between October 5th and 27th, one train each day departs the Nelsonville Depot at 1:00 p.m. for a round-trip ride to East Logan.

The coaches are heated as weather requires, but we also have both of our open-air cars on the train as well. These trains provide a unique way to experience the fall colors throughout the month of October.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Halloween Boo Train
Sat Oct 21

6:00 pm

Take a ride this Halloween season aboard the return of the Boo Train. Take the 7-mile round trip along the Hocking Valley to Haydenville for a stop just long enough to move the locomotive to the other end of the train for the return trip to Nelsonville along the same route. the train will be decorated and trainmen in costume. Halloween costumes are encouraged. The train ride will last approximately 2 hours. After the train ride, be sure to stop by the haunted kitchen car for treats.

Cost: $10-13 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Santa Train
Nov 25 (Sat)
thru
Dec 17 (Sun)

11:00 am Departure.

2:00 pm Departure.

6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only.

Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades.

These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 17th. Two trains depart the Nelsonville Depot round-trip to East Logan each Saturday and Sunday during that time at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. We will also have an evening departure time of 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2nd and 9th.

Each train features the same theme–Santa gets on board the train and visits with each child as the train traverses the historic (and with any luck, snow-covered) Hocking River Valley. Each coach is decorated, heated, Christmas music plays throughout the train over the audio system, and after Santas visit, each child receives a special candy cane treat. Make sure your child or grandchild brings his or her list to share with Santa. These are incredibly popular and do tend to sell out, so order as early as possible to secure your seat.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $17/adult, $15/sen, $13/child

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks
Sun Dec 31

10:30 pm Departure.

Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018.

Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.- Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine and Cheese section. Our family-friendly Pizza and Pop is open to all ages.

During the ride, depending on your seating choice, you will be served either pizza (cheese pizza or pepperoni) and soda pop (diet versions and water also available upon request) or wine and cheese. You may not bring alcohol on board but you are welcome to bring other food and soft drinks as you would like.

Each coach is heated. You can not move from car to car during the train ride. You also can not leave children unattended in Pizza and Pop section.

Reservations, online or by phone, are required as ticket sales end at 11:55 p.m. on December 29th.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours.

Cost: $20-35 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
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