NORM Makes First Public Trip

The Northern Ohio Railway Museum on Saturday brought out former Shaker Rapid Car No. 12 for the museum’s first powered public trip on its demonstration track

The museum reported on its Facebook page that it carried 55 ticketed passengers.

Akron Railroad Club member Steve Heister was the motorman and Ed Ollick was the conductor of the first run, which departed at 11 a.m.

Trips departed on the hour with the last one leaving at 3 p.m.

Car 12 was used for fan trip and special event service for several years by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority before being donated to NORM in 2013.

NORM will have Car 12 back in action on July 8. Tickets are $4 for adults and teenagers (13 and older) and $2 for children ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and younger are free when accompanied by an adult.

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NORM said operations in 2017 will be limited to the second Saturday of the month through October.

The museum expects to have additional operating dates in 2018 at its site near Chippewa Lake in Medina County.


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