Peter Bowler photographs the southbound Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train at Peninsula on April 23, 2011. Riding the headend were Akron Railroad Club President Craig Sanders (visible in the fireman's side window) and Trains magazine editor Jim Wrinn.
Craig Sanders (left) and Jim Wrinn “pose” for the photographer from the cab of CVSR No. 800.
The CVSR train with Jim Wrinn riding the head end arrives in Akron.
Enjoying lunch at the Pufferbelly in Kent. One train on CSX passed by during our meal.
After lunch it was time to take a ride on “Flash,” the SD18M owned by Shelly Materials. From upper left to lower right) are Craig Sanders, Jim Wrinn, Peter Bowler, Bob Rohal and Paul Woodring.
Most of the “Saturday Tour” gang poses on the steps of “Flash.” Shown are (top to bottom) Craig Sanders, Jim Wrinn, Peter Bowler and Roger Durfee
Trains magazine editor Jim Wrinn has never operated an SD18M before his visit to the Shelly Materials Kent facility on April 23, 2011.
Bob Rohal and Jim Wrinn discuss the finer points of handling an SD18M.
Bob Rohal shows off the headlight and locomotive number of an Erie steam locomotive that is a fixture of one wall of his train room.
What’s an anniversary celebration without a cake?
There was plenty of time to talk trains before the ARRC 75th anniversary banquet. Shown are (left to right) Richard Jacobs, Jim Wrinn, Craig Sanders and Marty Surdyk.