Canadian Pacific No. 1293 to steam on the CVSR
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has announced a series of steam-powered excursions this fall headed up by Canadian Pacific Railway No. 1293. The steam locomotive is currently maintained and stored at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in nearby southeast Ohio. It is one of six remaining G-5 class locomotives in existence today.
Built in 1948 by the Canadian Locomotive Company for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the G-5 class 4-6-2 operated for the original Steamtown in Bellows Falls, Vt. in the late 1970s and was retired there in 1980. The locomotive was later moved to Scranton, Pa. with the Steamtown collection in 1984 and No.1293 sat dormant until 1996 when the Ohio Central purchased her.
After the purchase by the Ohio Central Railroad, she was moved to their Morgan Run shops for a 13 month restoration and was returned to service in the fall of 1997. The OHCR has been operating the locomotive ever since.
The Ohio steam train rides behind Canadian Pacific Railway No. 1293 will be offered over select weekends in September. Adult tickets start at $25 and go up for special events. Photo run-bys are also scheduled at two stops.
More information on schedules and fares can be found at http://www.cvsr.com/steam-in-the-valley.aspx
1293 tackles the line at Morgan Run. With the passing of regular steam passenger excursions, many feared the end to Ohio Central steam completely, but that is not the case. Now, with the apparent sale of the railroad in the …
Publish Date: 08/11/2008 22:19