Orrville Railroad Heritage Society

Preserving Ohio's Railroading Heritage

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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 at both the Orrville Union Depot Museum and train rides at our nearby rail yard. Events include National Train Day, Pumpkin Hayride, Santa Train and more. Check out our Events page 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 6:00 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.

Our Focus

Orrville Union Depot
Orrville Union Depot
Orrville Interlocking Tower
Orrville Interlocking Tower
Block Station Shale
Block Station Shale
Operating Equipment
Operating Equipment

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.


145 Depot Street
PO Box 11
Orrville, Ohio 44667

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