Glenwillow-Kent Excursion Set for July 5

The Midwest Railway Preservation Society is sponsoring an excursion on Saturday, July 5 from Glenwillow to Kent and return over the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

Tickets are $50 for an open window coach, $60 for an air-conditioned coach and $70 for a seat in the Mount Baxter car.

The 40-mile roundtrip will depart Glenwillow at 9 a.m. and arrive at the former Erie passenger station in Kent at about noon.

Passengers will have a three-hour layover during which they time may attend the annual Kent Heritage Festival.

The return trip is expected to depart Kent at 3 p.m. and arrive back in Glenwillow at 6 p.m.

The trip will traverse the Tinkers Creek and upper Cuyahoga River watersheds.

The train will be pulled by Cleveland Commercial Railway locomotives operated by a CCR crew.

Tickets may be ordered by calling 216-781-3629 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets may also be ordered online at

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