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All Aboard! Stuart's Opera House Hosting Train Ride Fundraiser This Weekend

Updated Thu, Jun 13, 2013 5:15 am
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Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

A local seasonal favorite returns to Nelsonville this weekend when Stuart's Opera House hosts the Summer Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.

The event, which is a fundraiser for Stuart's, is Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m.

The coach car is a renovated historic train car with cushioned bench seats, while First Class features a more modern experience with airline-style seats. A complimentary Stuart's Opera House wine glass is also included for First Class ticket buyers.

Passengers may pick up tickets after 6 p.m. at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway depot, located at 33 Canal Street in Nelsonville.

The ride will take approximately 90 minutes. Wine will be served throughout the trip, and a complimentary box of cheese, bread and other treats will be served once the train is underway.

Passengers are permitted to bring along their own food, but outside alcohol is prohibited by Stuart's liquor license. Water and soda will be available for those who want to support the Opera House but would rather not drink, or are the designated driver.

Participants must be 21 or over to consume alcohol on the Summer Wine Express. Please bring your photo ID with birthdate.

The train leaves promptly at 7 p.m. First Class tickets are $35 and Coach tickets are $25. Visit for details.