Peninsula, OH. – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) announces the return of a steam engine to the Cuyahoga Valley September 2011, with numerous events and activities all month long for everyone to enjoy.
CVSR will be welcoming a historic steam engine: The Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 Berkshire No. 765
This locomotive is a high-stepping, fourteen wheeled magnificent machine that stands 15 feet tall, weighs 404 tons and goes over 60 miles per hour. It has been restored to the way it looked and sounded when it was built by the Lima Locomotive Works in 1944. This engine is the largest operating steam locomotive east of the Mississippi, and is the pride of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.
Events celebrate its return
An exclusive wine-tasting excursion, a two-hour round trip where patrons will sample five unique wines, will kick off the offering of events on September 9th. Other events being offered include, two-hour round trips through Cuyahoga Valley National Park on September 10, 11, 24 and 25, tours of CVSR’s Fitzwater Maintenance Yard, an evening photo shoot on September 17th, a weekend of Total Track Tours September 17 and 18th, and a Dinner Train on September 23rd.
“CVSR is excited to again be working with the crew of the NKP 765 in bringing Steam in the Valley once again. This locomotive is so incredibly impressive – if you aren’t awed by the power of a steam engine prior to seeing this machine, you most certainly will be after seeing it! It is amazing!” commented Kelly Steele-Moore, Director of Marketing for the railroad.
A complete listing of events, including:
- The regular scenic schedule
- Bike Aboard! which will be running amid the Steam events and
- Ability to purchase tickets is on CVSR’s website: www.CVSR.com.
CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.
CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or www.dayinthevalley.com/ or call (330) 657-2752.