Season Opening!

The Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad's season opens Saturday, May 23 Memorial Day weekend 2015. Join us!
From 12:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday.

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February 25th, 2015

Good Morning fans of the railroad. We need your help in locating old photos and stories about our line. Did you have a grandpa who worked on the railroad or at the concrete plant or sand plant that took snap shots of the railroad when it was in full operation? Do you have pictures of great grandpa coming home from war or leaving for war from one of the stations? - Contact us!

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Santa Left For The North Pole

December 23rd, 2014

Well, Santa left for the North Pole last night after spending several days greeting and talking with our guests.

Preparing The Train For Santa

December 12th, 2014

Your Zanesville and Western crew worked late into the night to make sure the train looked good.

Thank You Environmental Services!

September 20th, 2014

We would like to send a big Thank You! to our friends at Refuel Environmental Services.

Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad

The Zanesville and Western Scenic Railroad provides a tourist destination in Southeast Ohio, offering passenger train excursions on an exceptionally scenic and historic rail line known as the Glass Rock Spur.

Current Projects


Bridge Inspections

We have numerous bridges on our line, unfortunately none of them are operational for passenger service. Its our goal to change that! We need to raise money to get the bridges inspected by an engineer to find out what needs to be fixed to begin offering rides over these fantastic looking bridges.

Donations $0.00 / $10,000

Track Work

Track Maintenance

Our track work is a highly labor intensive, this is an ongoing project to replace ties, level the track, and to fix areas of erosion due to the creek. We do all this by hand to save money, but there are still costs involved, including grass killer spraying to keep the track visible and clean at all times.

Donations $0.00 / $50,000

Diseal Fuel


As you may already know, fuel prices for your car isnt cheep. Even more so for a train and all our maintenance vehicles. Help us raise money to keep our operating costs lower and for us to be able to keep improving our line. Fuel donations are also accepted, please contact a board member today!

Donations $0.00 / $1,500

Mt Perry Station

Mt Perry Station

Coming Soon!

Donations $0.00 / $18,000