It Was as Good as I Expected

Last July during a visit to the Big Bend station of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, we talked about how the area next to the trail in the Sand Creek Metropark in Akron would make a nice location to photograph Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765.

I filed that thought away and decided to check it out about two months later.

Until this past July, I had never photographed CVSR operations in this part of Akron. There is much to recommend it.

The layout of the area makes it more ideal for morning rather than after photography.

The trail is right next to tracks and has a wood railing providing separation.

There is an S curve here, which if you compose your image just right adds some interest to your photograph.

I ended up photographing the 765 here on two different days. Shown is the ferry move to Akron on Sept. 30.

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