Chasing that Glenwillow to Kent Train

Here are some of my photos from the Falls Junction (Glenwillow) to Kent trip, which was sponsored by the Midwest Railway Preservation Society. I did the entire chase southbound and rode northbound. The weather was generally crappy, but that did allow some afternoon photos without the harsh summer afternoon high sun. This was also a rare offline move for the Cleveland Commercial Railroad power over Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway tracks.

Photographs by Roger Durfee

Waiting to depart Falls Junction.

Waiting to depart Falls Junction.

Passing under the NS Cleveland Line in Streetsboro. A Heritage unit above would have been sweet.

Passing under the NS Cleveland Line in Streetsboro. A Heritage unit above would have been sweet.

A couple miles after the above photo, still in Streetsboro. Went for something besides the normal crossing wedgie here.

A couple miles after the above photo, still in Streetsboro. Went for something besides the normal crossing wedgie here.

Passing the Kent depot.

Passing the Kent depot.

Backing down the connection between the W&LE and the former Erie main in Kent.

Backing down the connection between the W&LE and the former Erie main in Kent.

Waiting to depart at the Erie depot in Kent. Freshly lettered CCRL 2372 will lead the northbound run.

Waiting to depart at the Erie depot in Kent. Freshly lettered CCRL 2372 will lead the northbound run.

Some of the Kent Heritage Festival crowd in downtown.

Some of the Kent Heritage Festival crowd in downtown.

Rearranging the consist in Kent.

Rearranging the consist in Kent.

People enjoy the nice park down by the old dam as the CCRL power rolls by above.

People enjoy the nice park down by the old dam as the CCRL power rolls by above.

Same shot as above, but this time showing the dam.

Same shot as above, but this time showing the dam.

Probably my favorite photo of the day, a CSX eastbound meets the CCRL train as an attentive audience looks on.

Probably my favorite photo of the day, a CSX eastbound meets the CCRL train as an attentive audience looks on.

The sun peeked out once the train stopped at Falls Junction.

The sun peeked out once the train stopped at Falls Junction.

Richard Jacobs and Barbara Cormell on the northbound run. Good to see you two!

Richard Jacobs and Barbara Cormell on the northbound run. Good to see you two!

 

 

 

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