Schedule of Events

Come visit with us.



Please note that ORHS operates two locations:

All on-rail events will be held at our DABO/ORHS rail yard located at 2174 S. Crownhill Rd. in Orrville - between Scotts Miracle Gro and Catrone Trucking.

The Orrville Union Depot Museum is located at 145 Depot Street in downtown Orrville. The Depot and gift shop will be open during all public events. The Depot will also be open from 10AM to 4PM during all of our rail events

Scroll down to see our entire 2023 regularly scheduled rides or use the buttons below to jump to our popular events:

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 10AM to 4PM
Easter Egg Hunt

This event is only at our rail yard. Do you have a little railfan at home? Bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny! Take a speeder ride down to the Sugar Creek bridge to look for Easter eggs. The Bunny will be there to meet you. This is a great photo opportunity in a setting unlike no other. Some special eggs may have a ticket for a free ride on our open air passenger car.

Tickets can be purchased only at our rail yard during the event. Speeders will run every half hour or as determined by demand. Please note that the speeders will run rain or shine.

Pricing is $6 per ticket, adult or child. $8 per ticket if paying by credit card. Lap children under two years are free.

The Union Depot Museum and Gift Shop will also be open until 4PM.

We hope to see you there.

Saturday, April 15, 2023, Noon to 3PM
Speeder Rides 

One of our most popular rides! Get up close and personal with the railroad on a motor car, also known as a "speeder", from the boarding area to the current end of track past the Sugar Creek bridge. Motor cars were once the main transportation for track workers and materials in remote areas. The ride lasts about 15 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased only at our rail yard during the event. Speeders will run as determined by demand.

Pricing is $5 per ticket, adult or child. $6 per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Lap children under two years are free.

The Union Depot Museum and Gift Shop will also be open until 4PM.

2023 Train and Speeder Rides - April through November

Please Note: Online ticketing for the events below is not yet available - it will be soon so check back often.

Climb aboard our converted open air passenger car #501 and take a 40 minute ride throughout our rail facility and down to the bridge over North Fork Sugar Creek (the stream, not to be mistaken for the Village of Sugarcreek).

If the great outdoors is not to your liking, our 64 seat, open window coach #208, "Phanton", is also be available for up to 64 guests.

Do you want to see how it's done? How about riding the jump seat in the locomotive cab? Limited to 16 years and up.

Standard Pricing:
Pricing is $15 plus online ticketing fees per seat in open air car #501 (non-refundable). This car holds a maximum of 28 guests. Pricing for the coach is $20 plus online ticketing fees per seat (also non-refundable). The coach #208 holds a maximum of 64 guests. Pricing for the locomotive jump seat is $25 plus online ticketing fees. Some events have special pricing so scroll down for a look. Lap children under 2 years ride free.

Call for group rates or corporate rate for a day not on our schedule.

Online ticketing is not yet available but will be soon. To book online when available, click or tap the button at the end of the schedule. Boarding for all rides begins 10 minutes prior to departure. Please note that the trains and speeders will run rain or shine.

Rides are available at our rail yard on the following dates and times:

April 2023:

Saturday, 4/29. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

May 2023:

Saturday, 5/13 is National Train Day celebration at ORHS. Tickets will be  available only at our train yard. Speeder rides are running in the morning from 10AM to Noon on demand, train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208 will run 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. First come, first served. Speeder prices are our standard $5 per ticket, adult or child. $6 per ticket if paying by credit/debit card. Discounted train ride tickets this day only are $10 for the open air car #550 and $15 for the open window coach Phanton.

Saturday, 5/27. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

June 2023

Saturday, 6/10. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 6/24. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

July 2023

Saturday, 7/8. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 7/22. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

August 2023

Saturday, 8/5. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 8/19. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

September 2023

Saturday, 9/2. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 9/16 Speeder Rides. Noon to 3PM. Tickets can be purchased only at our rail yard during the event. $5 per seat, adult or child. $6 per seat via credit/debit card. Lap children under two years are free. Motor cars will run as determined by demand.

Saturday, 9/30. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Tickets are available online via etix.

October 2023 is Pumpkin Hayride Month. Discount prices and kids get a free small pumpkin!

Saturday, 10/7. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Discount pricing of $15 per seat plus fees for open air car #550 and $20 per seat plus fee in coach #208. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 10/14. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Discount pricing of $15 per seat plus fees for open air car #550 and $20 per seat plus fee in coach #208. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 10/21. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 11AM; 1PM; 2PM; 3PM. Discount pricing of $15 per seat plus fees for open air car #550 and $20 per seat plus fee in coach #208. Tickets are available online via etix.

Saturday, 10/28 Halloween Special. Train rides in open air car #501 and coach #208. 5PM; 6PM; 7PM; 8PM. Kids in costume get a Halloween treat bag. We'll also have a random drawing on each ride for a $25 gift certificate redeemable at our gift shop. Discount pricing of $15 per seat plus fees for open air car #550 and $20 per seat plus fee in coach #208. Tickets are available online via etix.

November 2023

Saturday, 11/11 Veterans Day Special. Join us for our flag dedication ceremony at Noon at our rail yard. Then take a ride in coach #208. 1PM and 2PM, first come, first served. Discount pricing of $10 per seat available only at our rail yard. Vets with ID ride free!


Friday, 11/24. 5PM to 8PM.
Home for the Holidays. Come to the Depot for a visit with Santa and a cup of cocoa. The Depot gift shop will also be open.

Saturday, 11/25. HO! HO! HO! SANTA TRAINS ARE BACK! Come ride with jolly Saint Nick at our rail yard. Bring the kids for a visit with Santa while riding in our coach. Refreshments will be served and kids get a goodie bag. Trains will run at 11AM; 1PM; 3PM; 5PM; and 7PM. Tickets are available online via etix. Lap children under 2 years ride free.

December 2023

Saturday, 12/16. SANTA TRAINS. Come ride with jolly Saint Nick at our rail yard. Bring the kids for a visit with Santa while riding in our coach. Refreshments will be served and kids get a goodie bag. Trains will run at 11AM; 1PM; 3PM; 5PM; and 7PM. Tickets are available online via etix. Lap children under 2 years ride free.

Boarding for all rides begins 10 minutes prior to departure. Please note that the rides will run rain or shine. Train rides are located at our rail yard at 2174 S. Crownhill Rd. in Orrville - between Scotts Miracle Gro and Catrone Trucking.

Please Note: Online ticketing for the above events is not yet available - it will be soon so check back often.

Click here for a printable schedule.



Open Air Car #501
Open air car #501
Open air car seating
Seating in #501
Coach #208
Coach #208
Coach #208 interior
Coach #208 interior

Train and Speeder Ride Terms & Conditions

All trains run at our DABO/ORHS facility located at 2174 S. Crown Hill Road, Orrville, Ohio 44667.

ORHS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any rides as necessary.

ORHS will provide one (1) car host for each car.

Ride purchaser assumes all liability during the session.

Restrooms are NOT available on the rail cars. A portable toilet is on premise for use before and after the rides.

Pets or comfort animals are not permitted on ORHS railroad equipment.

Please note that the coach is vintage railroad equipment and is not ADA Compliant.

We do have an ADA compliant ramp to the flat car but please note that the parking area is not pavement but compacted stone. Please take that into consideration if using walking aids or wheelchairs.

NO REFUNDS ON RIDES CANCELLED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE SCHEDULED SESSION.

All trains run rain or shine so dress appropriately.

Throttle Time Sessions on the #471
April 30, 2023 through October 1, 2023

Throttle Time is back! Throttle Time with the #471 sessions will resume starting in April 30, 2023.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a 2,000 horsepower locomotive? Or wanted to peek under the hood to see how it works? ORHS would like to give you the opportunity to do so. Your session will include a safety and operation orientation as well as a minimum of 30 minutes in the engineer's seat at the throttle. Expect your entire session to last one hour. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a session.

Includes an Honorary Engineer Certificate.

Sessions will be at the DABO/ORHS rail yard, 2174 S. Crown Hill Road, Orrville, Ohio 44667.

Pricing: Session pricing is $349 per qualified person through October 1 so get your order in soon. Add an additional hour to your session for $199.

Add a second person to your session for an additional $199 for two hours total for two people.

Take guests along in the open air car #501 during your session for FREE!

Available dates: Throttle Time is typically scheduled on Sundays from April 30 through October 1. Other days may be available based on our crew availability. To inquire or schedule a session, please call the depot at (330) 683-2426 and we'll get back to you. After receipt of your order, we'll call you to confirm a date and time.

The information and order form can be downloaded below.

Friday, November 24, 2023, 5PM to 8PM
Orrville Annual Home for the Holidays

We are once again a participant in Orrville's Home for the Holidays. Stop by Orrville Union Depot to see the completely redone interior of both main rooms with "new" displays, revealed artifacts not seen by the public ever, or at least in decades. Treat yourself to some fresh, hot Orr Theatre popcorn, find unique gifts in our gift shop, and consider gifting yourself a membership to be a part of what we do! We can even help you with an experience-themed gift for the person who has everything! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 4:30PM to 8PM
Annual Membership Dinner & Meeting

The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society will hold its 2022 Annual Membership Dinner on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 4:30PM-8PM, Location and menu to be determined.

Current members in good standing are encouraged to attend. A short business meeting and elections will take place. There will be time for socialization.

We hope to see you there.

Address

145 Depot Street
PO Box 11
Orrville, Ohio 44667

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