Posts Tagged ‘Ohio & Erie Canal’

What’s Pulling CVSR Trains These Days?

June 9, 2021

Here is a view of HZRX GP35M No. 2348 as it crosses the Ohio and Erie Canal remnants in Akron on June 5, 2021, with a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train. It is only on the longest days of the year that this can be photographed in the sun on the northern side of the bridge.

No. 2348 has quite a history. It was built in February 1965 for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later served Penn Central and Conrail. More recently it was seen in Fairport Harbor in freight service.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Crossing the Canal in Akron

April 28, 2021

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad No. 4241 is crossing the former Ohio & Erie Canal at Cascade Locks in Akron on Oct. 21, 2009. The locomotive once operated for Canadian Pacific.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

An FL9 in the Valley

June 26, 2020

FLNX FL9 No. 484 is on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad where it crosses the abandoned Ohio & Erie Canal in downtown Akron on Sept. 24, 2011.

This FL9 once worked for the New Haven and Amtrak, and at last report was in Canada.

The CVSR operated No. 484 for a few years and it even was assigned to the north end of some trips pulled by Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765.

Photograph by Robert Farkas