Cincinnati Scenic Railway offers rare mileage excursions in southwest Ohio

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CINCINNATI – The nonprofit Cincinnati Scenic Railway is offering rare mileage excursions in southwest Ohio through its new Ohio Rail Experience operation. The first trip operates on the former Detroit, Toledo & Ironton main line from Springfield to Lima on May 19.

Additional trips will cover former Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad trackage now operated by various Genesee & Wyoming properties on May 20 and Sept. 2-3.

“In our part of the country, passenger trains are slipping further into the history books and that’s a shame. It can be difficult to properly interpret this kind of history in a static museum. Trains are monstrous, loud, and kinetic. They are something that needs to be experienced firsthand to be remembered," General Manager Will Gawin says. "For that reason, our team honestly believes what we are doing is important for historic preservation. Our goal is to deliver an experience worth remembering to communities that might have forgotten how enjoyable a train ride can be."

Cincinnati Scenic Railway also operates the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad in Lebanon.

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Norfolk Southern SD40-2 No. 3170 powers a 2015 Cincinnati Scenic Railway excursion on the former DT&I through Uniopolis, Ohio.
Randy Olson

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