Stopping by the CVSR on a Snowy Weekend
On weekends in January and February the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic runs it calls its “Cabin Fever” trains from Independence to Akron and return.
Most tourist railroads shut down during the winter months, but the CVSR has found that folks will take a train ride any time of the year.
The beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the summer is well known, but there is also a quiet serenity in the valley under a blanket of snow, and what better way to view that than from the cozy confines of a passenger car.
For the railfan photographer, a predictable train running through a winter wonderland with vintage Alco power is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of big mainline railroading.
The following are a few of my photos from the past two weekends. All runs had Alco (MLW) FPA4 bookends, and there are two round trips each weekend day.