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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad announces iconic Nickel Plate steam locomotive to return in September

The historic no. 765 steam locomotive returns for a limited engagement, courtesy of Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society.

PENINSULA, Ohio — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad announced Tuesday that the historic Nickel Plate No. 765 steam locomotive will return in September.

Guests can book trips on the train for Steam in the Valley on September 3, 10-12 and 17-19. 

The historic locomotive was part of the famous class of steam locomotives called the Berkshire, which was known for its advanced technology at the time. The locomotive is 15 feet tall, weights 104 tons and can travel at speeds of over 70 mph.

Every year, except for 2020 due to the pandemic, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad works with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to bring the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive to northeast Ohio and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

“We were disappointed that we couldn’t host this treasured event last year,” said CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “We look forward to bringing back this event for our community to enjoy this year.” 

Passengers will be able to take trips with the historic locomotive and the general public will also be able to view it as it takes its trips through the Cuyahoga Valley. There are also several themed excursions throughout September to celebrate its arrival. You can see those HERE.

Tickets for the event go on sale to CVSR members on July 16 at 9 a.m., and to the public on July 20 at 9 a.m.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous, unrelated story.