Posts Tagged ‘Midwest Railway Historical Foundation’

Steam Saturday: 2 Views of the 4070

July 2, 2021

Here are two photos of Midwest Railway Historical Foundation steam locomotive 4070 (ex-Grand Trunk Western 4070) operating on what was the Cuyahoga Valley Line and is now the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

These were taken in September 1982. In the upper image the train is southbound nearing Akron. In the bottom image it is in Akron.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: Lesser Known Iteration of the 4070 Tender

November 28, 2020

Over the years former Grand Trunk Western No. 4070 carried many heralds and letterings on its tender. That was particularly the case when it worked on the Cuyahoga Valley Line, now the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, in the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.

It has carried heralds and lettering for the CVL and during its time when it was filmed for the movie The Natural, it even carried a Burlington Route herald.

In the image above, it carries lettering for the Midwest Railway Historical Foundation. This might be the least remembered of the tender’s many identities.

That is the name of its owners at the time, an organization based in Cleveland that has since renamed itself the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

The 2-8-2 light Mikado is shown working in Peninsula in September 1982.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Can You Help Solve Mystery Train Mystery?

June 25, 2016


Back in the 1960s and into the 1970s, the Midwest Railway Historical Foundation sponsored a series of mystery trips. Passengers would board a train bound for a destination that was not disclosed until passengers were on board.

In early 1962, one of those trips involved the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. Passengers boarded in Akron, Kent, Ravenna, Warren and Niles for an undisclosed destination.

Do you know what the destination was of this train? If so, reply to this message.