NKP 767 Takes the Cuyahoga Valley by Storm

En route to Akron during he second trip of the day, the Nickel Plate Road 767 provides a reflection at Indigo Lake.

En route to Akron during the second trip of the day, the Nickel Plate Road 767 provides a reflection at Indigo Lake.

Nickel Plate Road 765, which these days is wearing number 767, stormed up and down the Cuyahoga River valley  on Saturday and Sunday as it returned to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for the sixth time in the past seven years.

Saturday’s trips dodges rain showers. Sunday was dry, but alternating between sun and cloud.

I spent Sunday chasing the 2-8-4 Berkshire type seeking to recreate images that I made in some of my favorite locations in previous years.

The number 767 added a new touch to those images. Also  new on the locomotive is a Mars light mounted above the headlight.

It looked good, yet the full effect would probably show up better in darkness.

Here are is a selection of some of my favorite images from the Sunday chase.

Article and Photographs by Craig Sanders

Crossing Chippewa Creek in Brecksville.

Crossing Chippewa Creek in Brecksville.

Meeting the Scenic train at Peninsula. This scene played out five times on Sunday.

Meeting the Scenic train at Peninsula. This scene played out five times on Sunday.

Heading my way at Jaite.

Heading my way at Jaite.

Putting on the usual show at Deep Lock Quarry. It is my favorite place to get the steam locomotive because it sounds great here working uphill.

Putting on the usual show at Deep Lock Quarry. It is my favorite place to get the steam locomotive because it sounds great here working uphill.

The crew of the NKP 767 during the second photo runby of the second trip of the day at Boston Mill.

The crew of the NKP 767 during the second photo runby of the second trip of the day at Boston Mill.

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Shrouded in its own smoke during the morning northbound run at Indigo Lake station.

New on the nose this year are new numbers and a Mars light.

New on the nose this year are new numbers and a Mars light.

A bottle of soda, a steam locomotive and grandma next to you. It doesn't get much better than this for a youngster.

A bottle of soda, a steam locomotive and grandma next to you. It doesn’t get much better than this for a youngster.

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One Response to “NKP 767 Takes the Cuyahoga Valley by Storm”

  1. Bob Says:

    Thanks for posting these. My two favorites are NKP 767 at Indigo Lake with the almost perfect reflection and the crew photo.
    Bob

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