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Stuart’s Summer Wine Express Returns Friday

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In what has become a July tradition, Stuart’s Opera House will present the Summer Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway this Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m.

The event, which is a fundraiser for Stuart’s Opera House, includes wine, cheese and other treats, served during a train ride through the Hocking Valley.

The coach car is a renovated historic train car with cushioned bench seats, for those who would like to relive a little railway history. First Class features a more modern experience with airline-style seats, and a complimentary Stuart’s Opera House wine glass. First Class tickets are $35 in advance or $40 the night of the trip. Coach tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the depot.

Wine will be served throughout the trip. A complimentary box of cheese, bread and other treats will be served once the train is underway. Passengers may bring their own food, but outside alcohol is prohibited by Stuart’s liquor license. Water and soda will also be available. Passengers must be 21 or over to consume alcohol on the Summer Wine Express (photo ID with birth date is required).

Tickets may be picked up after 6 p.m. this Friday at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway depot, located at 33 Canal Street in Nelsonville. The train will depart at 7 p.m. sharp and the ride duration is 90 minutes. Visit for tickets and information.