10-29-20 Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
The original railroad line HVSR operates over was founded as the Mineral Rail Road on April 14, 1864, to build a railroad from Columbus to Athens, Ohio. In 1867, the name was changed to the Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. Construction then began in mid-1867–over 140 years ago! The primary purpose for building the C&HV was to transport the Hocking Valley’s salt and coal out
In 1985 the current all volunteer railroad was formed to provide tourist excursions.