Posts Tagged ‘Leviathan No. 63’

Trackside with Leviathan on Saturday

April 20, 2014


Akron Railroad Club members Edward Ribinskas and Jeff Troutman journeyed to Wellington on Saturday along with two other friends to photograph the Leviathan 63, which was pulling excursions on the former Lorain & West Virginia Railroad.

Levithan is a replica of a Central Pacific 4-4-0 that operated in the 19th century. Built by Kloke Locomotive Works, it tours the country and offers a glimpse of 19th century locomotive power.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas





Leviathan Pulls Trips in Wellington

April 19, 2014





Here are some follow-up shots of Leviathan No. 63 taken during the first day of excursions out of Wellington. Preparations for the day occurred at the Lake Shore Railway Association facility off Ohio Route 18 West.

The former Wheeling & Lake Erie/Nickel Plate Road 0-6-0 switcher No. 384 will be the recipiant of the funds generated this weekend as it will be cosmetically restored in the near

The other shots were taken as the Leviathan and its train approaches south of Peck-Wadsworth Road and as the train approaches the Black River trestle.

I mistakenly stated yesterday the engine was propane powered when, in fact, it uses old motor oil as fuel. (ooops).

Article and Photographs by Dan Davidson

Leviathan to Appear on Wellington Tourist RR

March 27, 2014

The Leviathan, a replica of an 1880s steam locomotive, will be pulling excursion trains on the Lake Shore Railway in Wellington, Ohio, on April 18, 19 and 20.

Tickets for the trips are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for children. Trains will depart from the former Lorain & West Virginia station in Wellington.

Trains will depart on the following schedule: April 18 at 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 19 at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. April 20 at noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Leviathan is a 4-4-0 replica of the Leviathan No. 63 that the Central Pacific Railroad ordered in 1868 from Schenectady Locomotive Works. It is owned by David Kloke and took 10 years to build.

Proceeds from the April excursions of the Leviathan will be applied toward supporting the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Train and the restoration of Nickel Plate Road No. 384.

For more information or to order tickets, go to: