Cincinnati Scenic Railway is 501c(3) non-profit organization operating historic railroad equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public. Based in southwest Ohio, our organization operates excursion trains over the Indiana & Ohio Railroad. Cincinnati Scenic Railway is the operator of the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad and The Ohio Rail Experience. Together these operations provide year-round excursion train rides in western Ohio.

Our organization owns multiple pieces of historically significant rolling stock including the country's oldest continuously operating GP7. CSR has a rapidly growing passenger excursion operation. Ridership has grown 80% since 2012.

Over the past 3 years CSR has expanded its operations with a focus on providing the best possible passenger experience. Ridership and revenues are at an all time high. We still have work to do, but we are getting there. Our team is dedicated to building a better railroad for both our customers and our community.
— Ray Kammer, President


Our Leadership

Ray Kammer - President

Ray Kammer Jr. is a lifelong railroader with a background in excursion railroad operations. Past positions include serving in leadership roles at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Cincinnati Railway Company, and Lake Central Rail Tours. Ray brings 20+ years of excursion railroad experience to Cincinnati Scenic Railway. Outside his role at CSR, Ray is actively involved with the Ft. Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Railroad Passenger Car Alliance and AMC Rail. 


Scott Jarrett - Chief Mechanical Officer

Scott Jarrett has extensive mechanical and railroad operational experience. Scott has worked for: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Amtrak's Beech Grove Shops, and The Chicago, Ft. Wayne, and Eastern Railroad. Scott is responsible for mechanical services, project management, and documentation. 


Matthew Fruchey- Trainmaster / DSLE

Matthew Fruchey is a retired Police Chief with over 30 years working in law enforcement. In addition to extensive local government knowlege, Matt brings Class 1 Railroad experience as a former Conductor for Norfolk Southern. Matt is responsible for crew training, overseeing train operations, and maintaining regulatory compliance. 



All donations to Cincinnati Scenic Railway are tax deductible. Small donations can be made online. Please contact the LM&M Railroad ticket office at 513-933-8022 if you have any questions. We thank you for your contribution to preserving southwest Ohio's operating railroad history.

Our Operations


Ohio Rail Experience

Ohio Rail Experience (ORE) excursions are operated in partnership with local historical societies, the Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, and the Cincinnati Railway Company.

These trips are a unique opportunity to experience the golden age of rail right in your backyard and feature a causal family friendly atmosphere. ORE trains will travel on railroad tracks that do not regularly host passenger trains. Some lines ORE will traverse have not seen a passenger train in over 40 years.


LM&M Railroad

The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) operating from Historic Downtown Lebanon Ohio offers historic train rides through southwestern Ohio in Warren County.

These trips feature rides behind our GP7, number 55 (ex-C&O 5704). The LM&M Railroad offers themed trips year round for passengers of all ages. Trains operate year-round and feature excursions for passengers of all ages. The LM&M Railroad's most popular event is the North Pole Express with over 18,000 passengers climbing on board to visit with Santa annually.