Four E8 units that have languished in Minerva, Ohio, are finally moving on to a new home at the West Third Street roundhouse in Cleveland that is operated by the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland.
The Wheeling & Lake Erie had picked them up and moved them to Akron where they were placed on the W&LE/Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad interchange track near Hazel Street.
Along with the four Es were four passenger cars, two of which had seen circus train service with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
I got lucky with having the No. 61 head out as it is the best looking of the group. The 61 and 62 are former Pennsylvania Railroad units while the 60 and the 4258 are former Illinois Central. (4023 and 4033).
Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee