Orrville Railroad Heritage Society

Preserving Ohio's Railroading Heritage

Upcoming Event

Commemorative Boxcar

We still have some commemorative boxcars celebrating the 150th birthday in 2018 of the Orrville Union Depot.

Welcome to the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society!

Founded by a small group of railroad enthusiasts, the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society (ORHS) promotes the preservation of our Ohio railroad heritage. ORHS is organized as a non-profit 501(c)(3) historical, educational organization and is based in Orrville, Ohio, a town that owes its very existence and development to the railroad industry in Ohio.

Visit with US

ORHS offers events open to the general public such as National Train Day, Orrville Railroad Day, National Rail Safety Day, Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree, Christmas at the Depot and more. Check out our Events for more information.

Become a Member

Anyone can become a member of ORHS. Membership is easy so please see our Membership page for more information about how you can become a member and help support ORHS.

Get Involved

ORHS needs volunteers with any skills from office work to hosting to structure and rolling stock maintenance and restoration. So we're sure you can fit in with our organization. For more information on how to volunteer with ORHS, please see our Volunteer page.

ORHS holds monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Orrville Union Depot, 145 Depot Street south of West Market Street. The meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about ORHS.

Orrville Railroad Heritage Society does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Event Schedule



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145 Depot Street                    
Orrville, Ohio 44667


Phone: (330) 683-2426         Fax: (330) 682-2426