Steam will grace the rails of Lorain County today as Nickel Plate Road 765 makes its way to the annual Steam in the Valley excursions at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The historic 1944 Lima-built 2-8-4 Berkshire type steam locomotive will travel along Norfolk Southern’s rails today and tomorrow. The engine will travel along the old Nickel Plate Road from its home in Fort Wayne to Bellevue, OH and will continue to Vermilion. Just west of Vermilion it will switch to the old New York Central route and travel through downtown Amherst and Elyria on its way east to Cleveland and the CVSR.
Good places to see it in Lorain County are listed below –
Coen Road railroad crossing in Vermilion.
Downtown Vermilion on the Route 6 bridge over the river.
Cooper Foster Park Road and Crosse Road railroad crossings between Vermilion and Amherst.
Nordson Depot in Amherst.
Elyria Amtrak Station in Elyria.
You can track the engine online at https://fortwaynerailroad.org/track-765/
Below is a video from last year!