Pleasant View at Pleasant Valley Road

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad hosted an early evening excursion on Friday of Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765.

Fellow Akron Railroad Club members Edward Ribinskas and Jeff Troutman joined me in chasing the steamer before the ARRC meeting.

We first encountered the Berkshire and its train at the Canal Exploration Center station as it made a ferry move to Rockside Station.

Then it was off to West Pleasant Valley Road where we waited along with several other railfans on the bridge over the CVSR tracks.

The 765 put on a fine show as it charged southward with a train that included all three of the CVSR’s dome cars.

We hoped to catch up with the 765 one more time after leaving Pleasant Valley, but those efforts were hamstrung by heavy traffic.

By the time we were able to safety cross Pleasant Valley on foot and hoof it back to my car, which I had parked at the gate where Riverview Road is closed, the 765 was too far ahead of us.

I broke off the chase by Szalay’s Market. By that time, the excursion train had reached Indigo Lake where it executed its photo runbys.

Backing past Hillside Road during the ferry move from Fitzwater Yard to Rockside Road.

A trio of dome cars followed by FPA-4 No. 6777.

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