Cuyahoga Valley National Park train

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:59 PM

 

Finding those old lock-works in the woods must have given you the same rush you'd get as if you'd found Mayan ruins!

All sorts of neat stuff in the woods.  You just have to get out there and look.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:54 PM

Yep.  The Rockside station:

is near the intersection of Rockside and Canal roads where the Cuyahoga River and the canal run very close to each other.

Canal Exploration Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area:

Not all of it has water in it though:

Back ibn the 80's before they built the walking trail it was fun to find these things hidden in woods.  Big Smile

These locks:

...are just north of Akron Northside Station, the end of the run.

Down in Coshocton County, at Roscoe Viallage https://roscoevillage.com/attractions-activities/horse-drawn-canal-boat-rides you can take a ride on a canal boat:

Quiet ride, good Amish cooking....especially the broasted chicken.  Chef

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:08 PM

It probably is.

I did a little research and found the Ohio and Erie Canal ran through what's now the Cuyahoga National Park.  I believe what's in the photo is the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Oh, and that's not the Erie Canal of "I've got a mule and her name is Sal..." fame.

Here's the story...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_and_Erie_Canal   

Before the railroads came along there were quite a few canals built here in the US for cheap, efficient transportation.  More than most people realize.

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Posted by MidlandMike on Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:45 PM

Is that last photo part of an old canal?

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, February 09, 2019 6:36 PM

I rode in 2016:

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Posted by cold steal on Friday, February 08, 2019 6:50 PM

thanks people

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Posted by smokeymp208 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:01 AM
Yep. took a ride last fall. Train takes you threw the Emerald Necklace a National Park up a river valley to the outskirts of Akron. Very scenic. In the summer you hardly see any houses. Nice equipment nice helpful people that sometimes uses the foamer 765 to pull scenic extras. I took the grandkids and they enjoyed it also.
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Posted by Fr.Al on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:00 AM

I've seen the train. Never taken the ride. During my 6 years in Cleveland, I made many trips to Trolleyville, with my sons. We also rode the one train out of Sugar Creek in Amish Country, about 75 miles or so south of Cleveland.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:29 PM

I haven't either, but I know there's posters on this and the "Trains" Forum that have ridden it and as Balt says, raved about it.  From what I've seen it looks like a great ride at a very reasonable price.

You may want to bring up the question on the "Trains" Forum for a little more exposure.  Try doing it under "Steam and Preservation."  You can open the topic exactly the way you did here.

Me?  It's on my "bucket list."  Haven't made it out there yet, but one day...

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:28 PM

Another computer freak-out.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 9:27 PM

Computer freak-out, see below.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 5:49 PM

I haven't - Friends and family that have used it have raved about it.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park train
Posted by cold steal on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:44 PM

Anyone experience this excursion? 

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