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Date: 02/20/21 17:28
A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: EL833

The California Zephyr was one of the more well know western trains and was equipped with some fantastic cars. A good many of these cars survived through Amtrak and are still with us, including the dome observation Silver Solarium. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad purchased this car in 2018. It was brought out for some "Winter Flyer" trains ran for CVSR members and has been running short trips the month of February. The CVSR almost exclusively uses locomotives on both ends of their trains as there are no turning facilities at the Akron end of the line, so catching a run with one of these dome obs uncoupled is a rare treat. Here are a few photos from today's train that ran from Peninsula north and return. They shoved north with the Silver Solarium- this car has lights and a horn (temporary) for the shove moves. First photo is the deadhead move south at Boston Mill, second photo is the shove move north at BM, and the third photo is at Brecksville as seen from the Rt 82 bridge.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 02/20/21 17:30
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: EL833

Three more....

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 02/20/21 17:50
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: cabsignaldrop

Very nice!

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Date: 02/20/21 18:12
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: perklocal

Love that first shot. Marker lights and neon do it for me !



Date: 02/20/21 18:15
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: rkennedy2

Beautiful car.  Glad its being well cared for.



Date: 02/20/21 18:28
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: EL833

perklocal Wrote:
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> Love that first shot. Marker lights and neon do it for me !

It's a nice touch that we don't get to see very often !

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 02/20/21 18:29
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: EL833

rkennedy2 Wrote:
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> Beautiful car.  Glad its being well cared for.

 It has found a good home, that's for sure.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 02/21/21 03:06
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: bob01566

Wow, your first shot should be IOTD!!

Bob
nerrp.com



Date: 02/21/21 10:34
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: randyr

Great pics, thanks for getting out and about and posting these great shots. I rode the line in the Fall of 2019 on a NKP 765 trip with my oldest grandson. The three "new" California Zephyr cars were in the consist. Nice to see the line from a different perspective and season. 

Randy in PHX



Date: 02/21/21 12:56
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: gcm

Great shots of the train and Silver Solarium.
I haven't seen it yet in Ohio but did get to ride it on the Lone Star and Sunset in past years.
Gary



Date: 02/23/21 02:52
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: ClubCar

That is a beautiful looking train set for sure especially with that classic observation car on the rear.  Glad that it has been saved.  Too many valuable passenger cars have not been saved which is a crime in that future generations will not be able to learn first hand what some of our bygone passenger trains were all about, especially the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.  Thanks for the photos and let's hope that this car continues to be operated in the future.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/21 02:53 by ClubCar.



Date: 02/23/21 06:04
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: retcsxcfm

Roger,
What I like about the first picture.Just the sign
and markers are light showing color in an
otherwise B&W picture.Beautiful.

Uncle Joe



Date: 02/23/21 06:05
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: robj

All ver nice and thanks for detailed write-up, that first image is great.

Bob



Date: 02/23/21 06:37
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: wa8pyr

NICE!!!!! VERY NICE!!!!

Functioning neon tail sign and all. . . .

Tom WA8PYR



Date: 02/23/21 09:39
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: rgzfan

SS belongs on a mainline going 90 mph. It's a shame this glorious car is imprisoned on a shortline.

FREE SILVER SOLARIUM

DOME-OBS LIVES MATTER



Date: 02/23/21 12:00
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: EL833

ClubCar Wrote:
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> That is a beautiful looking train set for sure
> especially with that classic observation car on
> the rear.  Glad that it has been saved.  Too
> many valuable passenger cars have not been saved
> which is a crime in that future generations will
> not be able to learn first hand what some of our
> bygone passenger trains were all about, especially
> the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.  Thanks for the
> photos and let's hope that this car continues to
> be operated in the future.
> John in White Marsh, Maryland

  Well put John. Cool thing is the line is former B&O.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 02/23/21 12:18
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: WP17

rgzfan Wrote:
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> SS belongs on a mainline going 90 mph. It's a
> shame this glorious car is imprisoned on a
> shortline.
>
> FREE SILVER SOLARIUM
>
> DOME-OBS LIVES MATTER

I agree that the car belongs on a mainline preferably on a line throuigh the Rockies. But Amtrak's current draconian private car policies discourage the private ownership of PVs. So don't view the SS as being imprisoned but rather that the car is being given a nice and clearly loving home until policies change:-)

WP17



Date: 02/23/21 14:32
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: feclark

Congratulations on IOTD; well-deserved, Roger. The kicking snow is perfect.
Fred



Date: 02/23/21 16:02
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: justalurker66

Brecksville doesn't look as bad as expected after the dam removal. Hopefully we'll get steam in the valley again.



Date: 02/23/21 16:23
Re: A taste of the CZ in Ohio
Author: MojaveBill

CZ was the nicest train I ever rode...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



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