This was the post I had originally planned for last Monday – before Ingmar sent me the pictures of Sofia the shorn lamb…
We live near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park ( http://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm) and every summer they have a “Steam in the Valley” festival. It is going on now. You can read about it at
Or watch a video of the train running in 2007, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpzrkAet3Ks&feature=em-share_video_user
We have done this before, I think in 2008 or 2009 with Alice and Nathan.
The picture is the DIESEL train approaching. Andy is on the left. He had bought tickets for us to take a two hour brunch expedition, from Brecksville to the north Akron station, but the night before the steam engine broke down. We still had a very nice trip, but pulled by diesel. However, the steam engine is now fixed and supposed to be running this weekend and arrangements are supposed to be made for the people who were not able to ride a train pulled by a steam engine last week, to have a ride during the rest of the month while the engine is here. I hope that works out!