Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad (#1021)
Started in 1986, the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad takes riders on a 2 ½ hour round-trip train ride “through the Valley that changed the World” including Drake Well Museum and Park and Oil Creek State Park. The trip takes you back through time as tour guides describe the fortune seekers who brought on the world’s first oil boom. See sites of towns that grew up overnight, then vanished as the oil flows ceased. View the vista at Benninghoff Run where replica derricks have been built. Ride the open gondola car to view the valley in the fresh air or in one of the vintage heated cars named after influential people such as the Colonel Edwin L. Drake(59), Jonathan Watson(60), Captain Andrew B. Funk(61), Thomas Struthers(62), George Bissell(63), John W. Steele(64), and Samuel Van Syckel(65). Riders can mail a postcard from the only operating United States Mail Railway Post Office Car. All of the cars are pulled by a fifty-five year old Alco S-2 engine. In 2004, the OC & T reached the 500,000 passengers milestone. The train is located in Titusville at The Perry Street Station. The OC & T plays host to several special runs including Murder Mystery nights and the Speeder Rides during Oil Festival. The OC&T is also a beneficial economical development tool hauling freight year round for many on the industries of Titusville. The Oil Creek Railway Historical Society is a non-profit organization. Visit www.octrr.org for more information.