Ohio Rail Experience
Historic Train Rides
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2018 Tour Schedule

Our Excursions

Our 2018 Season has CONCLUDED. We thank everyone for a safe and successful start to the ohio rail experience! Our Spring 2019 Schedule will be announced in March 2019.

All Aboard for a family friendly adventure

The following are trips offered by the Ohio Rail Experience. Please note that each trip is unique. Pay close attention to each excursion's specific departure location, departure time, parking information, and pricing. Online ticketing for all excursions is provided through a partnership with The LM&M Railroad and Vendini Inc.

Previous 2018 EXCURSIONS

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SPIRIT OF URBANA - FALL COLOR EDITION

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, OH - URBANA, OH

OCTOBER 6, 2018

Departs: 8AM

Enjoy the beginning of the fall colors on the south end of what remains of the former Detroit Toledo & Ironton Railroad between Washington Court House, OH and Springfield, OH. Additionally this train will follow the old New York Central Railroad and Erie Railroad to Urbana, OH.

Passengers will be allowed to disembark the train to visit Urbana’s many shops and restaurants: http://www.urbanaohio.com/

Trip Duration: 10.5 Hours

Layover: Yes

Pricing:

Adults: $55

Children (2-17): $25

Seniors (62+): $45

Deluxe Class: +$10-20

Departure Location: 

Washington Park

110 Eyman Park Dr

Washington Court House, OH 43160


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SAINT PARIS SPECIAL - FALL COLOR EDITION - CCPA FUNDRAISER

ST PARIS, OH - QUINCY, OH

OCTOBER 14, 2018

Departs: TBD

Take a short round trip from St Paris to the famous Quincy High Bridge. After crossing the bridge trains will return to the boarding location.

These excursions are a fundraiser for the Champaign County Preservation Alliance.

Trip Duration: 2 Hours

Layover: No

Pricing:

General Admission: $20

Departure Location:  

Huffman Dr. Baseball Field

316 Huffman Dr

St. Paris, Ohio 43072

TICKETS ARE SOLD BY CHAMPAIGN COUNTY PRESERVATION ALLIANCE

Visit the Champaign Co. Preservation Alliance website for information on purchasing tickets:


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SOUTH CHARLESTON ROCKET

SOUTH CHARLESTON, OH - SPRINGFIELD, OH

OCTOBER 7, 2018

Departs: 10AM, 12:30PM, 3PM

Enjoy a scenic train ride through Springfield's Snyder Park. These short round trips are ideal for families.

Trip Duration: 2 Hours

Layover: NO

Pricing:

Adults: $22

Children (2-17): $12

Seniors (62+): $17

Deluxe Class: +$5

Departure Location:  

South Charleston Train Station

147 W Mound St

South Charleston, OH 45368


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LIMA LIMITED - FALL COLOR EDITION

SPRINGFIELD, OH - LIMA, OH

OCTOBER 13, 2018

Departs: 8:30AM

View the fall colors along the DT&I Middle Subdivision from Springfield, OH to Lima, OH. The excursion will include crossing the high bridge over the Great Miami River in Quincy, OH. This 140 Mile Round Trip is currently our longest scheduled ride of the year. We will stop for lunch at Lincoln Park in Lima, OH. There passengers can enjoy touring a display of historic railroad artifacts. This all day trip will be enjoyable for passengers of all ages as we meander through the Ohio countryside.

Trip Duration: 9.5 Hours

Layover: Yes

Pricing:

Adults: $55

Children (2-17): $25

Seniors (62+): $45

Deluxe Class: +$10-20

Departure Location: 

Snyder Park

Park St

Springfield, OH 45504


I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.
— Anna Funder