NKP 765 Announces September 2013 Schedule

NKP 765 Steam Excursions coming to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

The Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765 schedule will bring steam excursions to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad this September. The NKP 765 will operate a variety of excursions with open window coaches, dome cars, photo runbys, and special events throughout the month.

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Nickel Plate 765 leads an excursion during TrainFestival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765 will once again be returning to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. This historic locomotive is one of a famous class of steam locomotives called the Berkshire and was built in 1944.

The 765 will operate a variety of different excursions with open window coaches and dome cars, with photo runbys, entertainment, and more. The open window cars are former Nickel Plate Road passenger cars used in the 1984 film The Natural

September 7th: Steam in The Valley The 2-hour round trip excursions will depart from the Brecksville Station and journey through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The round trip  steam  excursions will include a photo run-by. Departures are at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Tickets range from $23 to $50 depending on the level of seating you choose.

September 7th: Train Robbery and BBQ.
Take a trip into the Wild West and explore the advent of the railroad and the new generation of outlaws it spurred. NKP 765 will depart Howe Meadow for a BBQ buffet-style dinner and bonfire. Departure at 7:30 for the return ride back to Rockside. Tickets range from $45 – $60 for the 2-hour round trip.

September 8th: Dinner with Abraham Lincoln
Aboard the 765′s train, the 16th US President and two of his best Civil War generals, Ulysses S. Grant and James A. Garfield (both from Ohio) share their recollections of the War Between the States. They explain their military pasts, how the war effected them, and reveal how they crossed paths. Their frustrations and accomplishments are discussed as well as some of the humorous situations they encountered from 1861 to 1865. A boxed dinner will be included, cash bar will be open. Tickets will go on sale July 23rd and range from $45 – $60 each.

September 8th: Steam in the Valley
NKP 765 will be departing the Akron Northside Station where you can enjoy a two-hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A photo run-by will be offered along the way. Choose either the 11:30 am departure or 2:45 pm. Tickets are $23 for Coach Seating, $25 for the NKP Open Air Coach seats, $36 for Deluxe, and $50 for Upper Dome and Executive Seating.

September 13th:  History of the Valley Railway Tour
Night photo session at Fitztwater Yard Enjoy an evening at the Fitzwater Yard with no. 765 and other railroad equipment dramatically illuminated for night photo session.

September 14th:  Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Starting at CVSR’s Fitzwater Maintenance Yard, visitors will take a historic trip to visit the Crawford Auto Museum in University Circle, a trip aboard the 765 to Akron Northside Station, and a tour of the MAPS Air Museum with return to Fitztwater by bus. Photo runby and open window coaches will be available. Tickets range from $65 to $96

September 15th: Steam Days in Boston:
Three  1 hour round trips with the NKP 765 at the helm are available today. Departures from Boston Mills Station are at 10:15 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $15 to $35.

To purchase tickets and read more about these upcoming trips, click here.

Related Articles:

NKP 765 Returning to the CVSR in September |

Nickel Plate Road No. 765 is returning to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, which owns the 2-8-4 Berkshire, will bring its iconic steam locomotive for a series of September 

Publish Date: 07/25/2013 10:38


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