THE 2019 SWOOPS RAIL planning is starting.  The date will be Oct 18-20, 2019.  Check back or sign up for RSS Feeds or Email notifications to have all the latest information.

THE 2015 SWOOPS RAIL is over.  Feel free to look around.  Enjoy the images of the many fine layouts.  The date for the next one is unknown.  There may be an NMRA regional in Cincinnati around the time of the next SWOOPS RAIL would occur….


The 2015 SWOOPS RAIL, the Southwest Ohio OPS weekend will be held Oct 2-4…The weekend will be an opportunity to operate some of the finest model railroads in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Springfield Ohio area.

The event is in conjunction with the Cincinnati Division 7 of the NMRA’s Mid-Central Region and OpSIG. Organizers are Division 7 members, while layout owners are both Division 7 members and Division 3 members.

  • The site will go live with full content in June
  • Registration will begin in July

Participation does not require NMRA nor OpSig membership. The operating sessions are not layout viewings. It is not acceptable for participants to bring unregistered parties to the operating sessions. A participant is expected to attend and operate at all operating sessions that they have registered to attend. Failure to participate could impact the enjoyment of others.

Updates will be posted to this site.  Those interested in attending the event, please subscribe to the RSS feeds or the blog to always have the current information.