CVSR Debuts on Saturday the 3rd Generation of its Gold, Red and Black Locomotive Livery

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad No. FPA4 No. 6771 shows off its new look at Peninsula on the north end of the National Park Scenic.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad FPA4 No. 6771 shows off its new look at Peninsula on the north end of the National Park Scenic.

Here are a few photographs from Saturday (June 4) morning’s first public run of freshly-painted Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad FPA4 No. 6771.

The former Canadian National and VIA Rail Canada veteran carries a modified scheme that features a new nose design.

Built in January 1959 by Montreal Locomotive Works, it carried CN roster number 6771, which it retained through its service for VIA.

It became No. 305 when it worked on the Western Maryland Scenic and No. 15 during its early days on the CVSR when it was known as the Cuyahoga Valley Line and sported a Delaware & Hudson look alike livery.

It initially retained roster No. 15 after being repainted in the first rendition of the CVSR gold, red and black livery. Its current look is the third version of that livery, although the latest look is not substantially different from the second generation.

It was in active service last fall when it was paired with No. 800, which wears the Baltimore & Ohio tribute livery, during the fall foliage season.

Photographs by Roger Durfee

The next three photographs were all made at Boston Mill station.

The next three photographs were all made at Boston Mill station.

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A lock of the Ohio & Erie Canal in Akron.

A lock of the Ohio & Erie Canal in Akron.

Crossing the Towpath Trail in Akron.

Crossing the Towpath Trail in Akron.

The Akron firefighters in the Indigo Lake photos were setting up to practice water rescues.

The Akron firefighters in the Indigo Lake photos were setting up to practice water rescues.

CVSR No. 800 was on the south end of the Scenic as it passed Indigo Lake.

CVSR No. 800 was on the south end of the Scenic as it passed Indigo Lake.

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Another view at the Peninsula station during a service stop.

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2 Responses to “CVSR Debuts on Saturday the 3rd Generation of its Gold, Red and Black Locomotive Livery”

  1. James L.Leasure Says:

    Rodger, Liked your pictures of the water refection!
    Jim

  2. tylerjs40 Says:

    Love the new CVSR paint. Was that the CVSR locomotive that was at the Baltimore and Ohio roundhouse in Cleveland.

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