Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
1990s - Winds of  Change

Nov.17, 2001
Amid expanding Government regulation and changes in the Nation's railroad industry, the membership struggled for the future direction of the Scenic Railway.   It was during these years that diesel replaced steam as the primary motive power.  Formal training classes, written procedures and even radios were adopted in everyday operations.
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 the  Logan  Line   ( 11 Miles used currently )
  *  the train backs from the old Engine House, past the  HUD Apartments
          for the day's operations - Dec. 1,1990
  *  GP7  engine #5833 is seen in maroon primer prior to being painted in
         its original blue C&O colors - Dec. 1, 1990
  * the Trackcrew pauses at Haydenville.  Note the various social classes  present when
           ( Jason is actually going to 1992 High School  prom ) Jim Mauer took this photo .
           L to R are Dave Dupler, Frank Brose, Jason Oliver, Don Schultz, Earl Deifenbaugh
  * Ross Ballard prepares #33's cab for another run during the 1992 Christmas trips
 

Canal Winchester Charter Trips
  With the GP-7 diesel regularly performing the scheduled passenger trips, steam engine #33 occasionally performed special charter trips from Canal Winchester Ohio, South to Nelsonville and back.

  * Rich Fowler , John Riddle and others rebuild superheater units for #33 - April 1993
  * #33  seen setting at Canal Winchester for trips to Nelsonville - May 15, 1993