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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.

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Calendar of Events
Hocking Valley Steam Special
Sat Nov 2Sun Nov 3

Ride behind an authentic 1920 coal-fired steam locomotive through the Hocking Valley to East Logan, with a visit to historic Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College.

Train runs two times on November 2nd and November 3rd, 2019. Space is VERY limited and advanced purchase is recommended!

Restored in 2015 with additional work completed over the last four years, 0-6-0 No. 3 returns to operation once again and sure to be a thrill as the only operating standard-gauge steam locomotive in Ohio.

Tickets start at $16 through $25, with rides at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of operating historic equipment, motive power is subject to change without advance notice. No refunds.

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $16-$25 per person

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

Interest Tags: Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
Santa Train
Nov 30 (Sat)
thru
Dec 22 (Sun)

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 30th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 22nd.

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 Friday, December 6th, 13th, and 20th.

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 Santa’s 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 spot!

Duration of ride: Approximately two hours

Cost: $16-$21 per person

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
Tue Dec 31

Celebrate the new year on the train! On December 31st, the train departs the Nelsonville Depot at 10:30 p.m. and travels to East Logan and return. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight at everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2020!

Two seating sections are available: “Pizza & Pop” and “Wine & Cheese.” Only those over age 21 are permitted in the Wine & Cheese section. Our family-friendly Pizza & 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’d like. Each coach is heated. You can not move from car to car or section to section during the train ride. You also can not leave children under age 18 unattended in Pizza & 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: $20-33 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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