Steam is Back in the Cuyahoga Valley

Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 operated a full day of excursions on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on Saturday with three trips out of Rockside Road station in Independence.

The 2.5 hour excursions featured a photo runby at Indigo Lake.

Shown above is the morning trip passing southbound through Peninsula. The Berkshire was in its customary position on the south end of the train with back-to-back FPA4 Nos. 6777 and 6771 on the north end.

The train had 15 passenger cars including dome cars Silver Bronco, Silver Lariat and Silver Solarium, and the the two former Nickel Plate Road heavyweight open window cars of the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

The consist alco includedand the crew car of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, which owns the NKP 765, and a head end power car at the front of the train behind the crew car.

Photographer Robert Farkas reported that Peninsula is one of the best morning locations to photograph the NKP 765 and its train in the morning.

He also said that Saturday (Sept. 21) is the 40th anniversary of his receiving a phone call to inform him, “They’re firing up a Berkshire in Fort Wayne tomorrow. Do you want to go?”

So the next day Bob, Paul Woodring and Mark Perri were off to Indiana to watch history being made.

This year is the ninth September that NKP 765 has appeared on the CVSR.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

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2 Responses to “Steam is Back in the Cuyahoga Valley”

  1. Bob Says:

    Seeing the ALCo’s together is another unique sight, rarely are they operated like that.

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