Remembering When Steam Rocked the Valley

Central Ohio No. 1293 storms through Brecksville in September 2012 during a visit to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Central Ohio No. 1293 storms through Brecksville in September 2012 during a visit to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Edward Ribinskas loves steam locomotives. So when Central Ohio No. 1283, a.k.a., Canadian Pacific No. 1293, made an appearance on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad last September, Ed made sure that he was trackside to photograph it.

He had just purchased a Nikon digital single lens reflex camera and what better subject to use it on than a living, breathing steam locomotive.

Presented here is a gallery of some of Ed’s more memorable photographs that he made of the 1293 during the month when it was rockin’ and rollin’ in the Cuyahoga River Valley.

Passing through the Goodyear Complex in East Akron.

Passing through the Goodyear Complex in East Akron.

The iconic scene along the river in Brecksville with the Route 82 bridge in the background.

The iconic scene along the river in Brecksville with the Route 82 bridge in the background.

Where there is a steam locomtive, there will be admiring spectators.

Where there is a steam locomtive, there will be admiring spectators.

Past the backyards on Riverwoods Drive in northwest Akron.

Craig Sanders photographs the train  as it cruises through northwest Akron.

A convoy follows the train along Riverview Road south of Peninsula.

A convoy follows the train along Riverview Road south of Peninsula.

Steaming through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Steaming through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Following Riverview Road and the Towpath trail just north of Bath Road.

Following Riverview Road and the Towpath trail just north of Bath Road.

Passing the backyards on Riverwoods Road in Akron.

Passing the backyards on Riverwoods Road in Akron.

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