Leviathan to Appear on Wellington Tourist RR

The Leviathan, a replica of an 1880s steam locomotive, will be pulling excursion trains on the Lake Shore Railway in Wellington, Ohio, on April 18, 19 and 20.

Tickets for the trips are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for children. Trains will depart from the former Lorain & West Virginia station in Wellington.

Trains will depart on the following schedule: April 18 at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 19 at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. April 20 at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Leviathan is a 4-4-0 replica of the Leviathan No. 63 that the Central Pacific Railroad ordered in 1868 from Schenectady Locomotive Works. It is owned by David Kloke and took 10 years to build.

Proceeds from the April excursions of the Leviathan will be applied toward supporting the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train and the restoration of Nickel Plate Road No. 384.

For more information or to order tickets, go to: http://lsra.org/special-events.html

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