Updated: January, 2023

Railroad 2023 Museum Hours

May through September
Second Saturday of the Month
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Jim Marter Yard
1340 Poland Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44502

Note: Other dates by appointment; see contact information below

Next Open House
Saturday May 13, 2023

The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association, a 501(c)3 organization, was formed in 1985 to preserve the railroading history and heritage of the Mahoning Valley in Ohio, which includes the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area. Since the steel industry was a major industry in the area, steel industry railroading is a major focus of our association, with the result that we have the largest collection of steel industry rail equipment in the United States.

Site Location: 1340 Poland Ave., Youngstown, OH 44502 Interactive Map

Hours of Operation: By Appointment

Admission Fee: $4.00 per Person Recommended Minimum Donation, age 5 and under are free

E-Mail: info@mvrha.org

Join: Application Form

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association is to obtain, restore, and display equipment of the railroads that serve or served the Mahoning Valley, with a special emphasis on the unique equipment used in the steel industry, which is our heritage.

Vision Statement

The Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association vision is to offer a welcoming railroad experience for families and visitors of all ages through enriching, entertaining, and educational activities, programs and exhibits at the Steel Valley Railroad Museum. The Museum will provide a positive environment that cultivates knowledge of our industrial heritage and offers a repository of information for future generations to draw upon. The Museum will be a place where older generations can capture the nostalgia of days gone by, and younger generations can be encouraged to meet the challenges of the future.

Collection Scope

The purpose of the Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association is to gather, preserve, collect and display equipment and objects of historic importance to the Mahoning Valley Railroads. This will include the collection and preservation of railroad cars, engines, cabooses, steel industry related rail equipment, pamphlets, photographs, manuscripts, letters, journals, books, records, and other articles which describe and illustrate our railroad and steelmaking heritage.


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In 1988 LTV Steel donated two hot metal cars and one slag ladle car to form the basis of the Association's collection. Over time additional rolling stock and railroad memorbilia have been acquired. Our ultimate goal is to obtain a permanent home to display our equipment.

Your membership in the Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association will help us meet our goals.

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