Keeping the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad running is a labor of love

Keeping the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad running is a labor of love

Cleveland.com | By Joshua Gunter, March 30, 2017

Before dawn in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, while owls return to holes in trees and opossums and skunks find dark spots to sleep away the day, workers at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad get down to business.

Outside of the Fitzwater train yard in Valley View, aside from a few chirps from birds and the rhythmic thump of a runner’s feet hitting crushed limestone on the Towpath Trail, silence reigns.

But inside the gates of the yard, the silence gives way to the clank of iron hitting iron as a train engine is connected to a string of passenger cars.

Then the ground rumbles as the 2,000 horsepower diesel-electric engine begins to pull away with cars in tow.

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Katie Brewer