A Bit of Springtime Green in Cleveland

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On a cool but sunny Saturday spring morning, Norfolk Southern train 22K had the Southern Railway heritage unit on the lead.

I managed to catch it twice as it passed through Greater Cleveland, then broke off the chase to head back south and catch the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society circle trip out near Wingfoot Lake in Suffield. The top photo shows No. 8099 with the 22K as taken from the Front Street bridge in Berea.

I debated about going to the “normal” parking lot spot for a slightly better light angle, but elected to head up on the bridge for a change.

I’m glad that I did because a CSX multi-level train had stopped and was blocking the parking lot view.

I had plenty of time to reach the next location at the popular overlook just south of downtown Cleveland since the 22K made a fuel stop.

Running just ahead of the 22K was train 206 with a BNSF leader.

Finally, I present three views of the ORHS circle trip on the Wingfoot Lake causeway. Note the Goodyear airship hanger in the middle photo.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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