Steam Returns CVSR Watch this video of the OC 1293 from when it was last year in 2008!
CP 1293 – Ex Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 1293
Live and In-Person! FINAL WEEKEND!!!
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad welcomes as its Special Guest this September the CP 1293.
This steam locomotive, brought to the Cuyahoga Valley by the generosity of the Age of Steam Roundhouse, was last here in 2008.
The Canadian Locomotive Company, Ltd., built this class G-5 locomotive in June 1948. The engine weighs 234,000 lbs.
Although they were among the last steam locomotives purchased by the Canadian Pacific, the class G-5 bore more than a passing resemblance to other CP 4-6-2's built as early as 1905. Combining the reliability of an old and proven design with the efficiency of latter day steam technology, the G-5's were instantly successful and found favor over virtually all of the CP system.
Six of the G-5's are still around today.
No. 1201 is preserved at the National Museum of Canada, in Ottawa.
No. 1246 is on display at the Thomaston shops of the Railway Museum of New England.
No.'s 1238 & 1286 are privately owned by Jack Showalter and are stored in Staunton, VA.
No.'s 1278 & 1293 are at the Ohio Central's Morgan Run Shops
1278 is stored pending future restoration (1278's page)
1293 was run at Steamtown in Bellows Falls, VT in the late 1970's having been restored for Vermont's Bicentennial. She ran from Riverside to Rutland and Riverside to Chester, VT for Steamtown operations and last saw service in 1980. At the end of 1979, she pulled a five car train painted in matching black and silver for a month of movie work on the CNR near Montreal filming "Train to Terror" for Astro Films.
This 4-6-2 was moved to Scranton, PA with the rest of the Steamtown collection in September 1984 where she sat dormant until 1996, when the Ohio Central purchased her. She received a 13-month restoration and was returned to service in the fall of 1997.
She debuted at Sugarcreek, OH, on Thursday, September 18, 1997 and after six Sugarcreek to Baltic roundtrip excursions, she pulled mainline varnish for "SteamFest '97". She has had zero over-the-road failures since.
Here are the great excursions CVSR has planned with this great locomotive pulling our passenger cars:
The CP 1293 will be pulling the train departing from the Rockside Station in Independence. This scenic journey through Cuyahoga Valley National Park will be a 2-hour round trip, with a photo run-by somewhere along the way!
The departures are at 9:30 am
Buy Your Tickets Here :http://www.cvsr.com/purchase-tickets?Page=https%3a%2f%2fsecure-whistletix-public.ticketbiscuit.com%2fCVSR%2fTicketing%2f143061
1:15 pm Buy Your Tickets Here: http://www.cvsr.com/purchase-tickets?Page=https%3a%2f%2fsecure-whistletix-public.ticketbiscuit.com%2fCVSR%2fTicketing%2f143063
Tickets are just $25 for Coach
$40 Premium & Deluxe
$60 Executive Class
Steam in the Valley 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 $25 for Coach Seating, $40 for Deluxe and Premium or $60 for Executive Seating!
View from the Dome Section of the Emerson Car: