Posts Tagged ‘Ohio Central No. 1293’

Steam Saturday: On its Way to the CVSR

October 1, 2022

Central of Ohio 4-6-2 No. 1293, which you probably better know as Ohio Central 1293, is heading north in Barrs Mills on Sept. 6, 2012, on its way to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Steam in the Valley 2012. It would be the last time this locomotive ran on the CVSR.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: Pleasant OC 1293 Memories

August 13, 2022

It is autumn 1999 and steam locomotive smoke still fills the air on the Ohio Central between Sugarcreek and Baltic. The former Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 is shown after just having crossed Ohio Route 93 south of Sugarcreek and chugging southbound near Baltic in a pastoral setting that is always a pleasure to view.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: On its Way to the CVSR

January 22, 2022

Ohio Central 4-6-2 No. 1293 is shown on Sept. 6, 2012, on the OC heading north for Steam in the Valley on the Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad. In the top image, the train is leaving Sugarcreek. The photographer did not remember where he made the bottom image. Built by Canadian Locomotive Works in 1948, the former Canadian Pacific locomotive is younger than the photographer.

Photographs by Robert Farkas

Steam Sunday: Timeless OC Baltic Memory

December 26, 2021

During the days when it was pulling excursions on the Ohio Central system, former Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 1293 passed through Baltic, Ohio, countless times. Some of those trips involved pulling the tourist train between Sugarcreek and Baltic. That was the locomotive’s assignment in August 1998 when Bob caught it bound for Baltic. The 1293 is still operable but opportunities for it to pull excursions trains have become exceedingly rare.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: A Moment With the 1293

December 18, 2021

Chances are many of you reading this already know that 1293 refers to a steam locomotive once owned by Canadian Pacific and later purchased and operated by the late Jerry Jacobson. The 4-6-2 was a mainstay of the Ohio Central steam program and the most active steamer during the years of Akron Railroad Club steam excursions. In the image above the 1293 and its train are southbound under the Ohio Route 93 bridge in Dundee in the fall. This photograph was made, most likely, in October 1999.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Renewed Fascination With Boston Mill: 2

September 14, 2021

Following the 1990 operating season, steam motive power was absent from the Cuyahoga Valley Line until 2007. 

In the interim the CVL renamed itself the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and acquired a fleet of diesel locomotives.

It also opened a station at Boston Mill on the site of a former factory.

September 2007 saw the return of steam operations when former Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 1293, owned by Jerry Jacobson, pulled some excursions.

The 1293 returned returned the next year and again in September 2012.

The top image shows the 1293 passing through Boston Mill on Sept. 18, 2007. The middle image shows the former general store that at the time this image was made on Sept. 29, 2012, had been converted into apartments.

The final image was made by the CVSR station on Sept. 30, 2012.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

Steam Saturday: Guest of the Byesville Scenic

August 21, 2021

Ohio Central steam locomotives made occasional appearances off their home rails. Such was the case on June 16, 2007, when 4-6-2 Pacific-type No. 1293 ran on the Byesville Scenic Railway in Southern Ohio.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: Some Memories of CP 1293

November 14, 2020

Many remember Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 1293 as one of four Pacific-type locomotives that operated ay Steamtown USA in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

 For the 1976 U.S. bicentennial, No. 1293 operated on the Vermont’’ Bicentennial Steam Exhibition. The 1980 horror movie Terror Train, starred Jamie Lee Curtis and CP No. 1293, which had been renumbered as 1881.

After Steamtown’s relocation to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1983, the 1293 in not operated.

The top photo shows the 1293 at Steamtown in Scranton during our visit there in 1995.

Little did we know that it would be purchased by Jerry Jacobson the following year and be relocated to the Ohio Central.

After a 13-month restoration, the 1293 debuted on a September 1997 weekend photo special, shown in the top photo below.

Three weeks later it ran on a trip with Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 No. 13 for the Akron Railroad Club on Oct. 11, 1997.

The next two photographs show the 1293 during photo runbys at Barrs Mills.

The last photo shows the steamer doing a runby north of Dundee.

Article and Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

Another Good Ohio Central Steam Memory

August 8, 2020

Oh what good memories we have of chasing and photographing steam locomotives on the Ohio Central back in the day. We probably thought those days would never end or at least hoped they would last a little longer than they did.

During the summer, you could head south to catch Ohio Central 1293 or 1551 leading the Sugar Creek-Baltic tourist train.

No. 1293 is shown here leading the train southbound entering Baltic in October 1998.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Making an Impact With Black and White

June 22, 2019

Back in September 2012 the former Canadian National 1293 operated on the  Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad as Central Ohio 1293.

The locomotive was at that time part of Jerry Jacobson’s Age of Steam Roundhouse and was making an encore performance in the CVSR’s Steam In The Valley program.

In the top image, the 1293 is southbound as it crosses the Ohio and Erie Canal in Akron on Sept. 16.

In the middle image, 1293 is southbound at Jaite on Sept. 29.

The bottom image captures the locomotive and its train in Canton on Sept.  15.

I thought I’d convert these images to black and white for more impact.

Photographs by Robert Farkas