Day 11 – Track factory

This morning was the Cleveland track factory. This was an excellent tour but no pictures inside I’m afraid.

Here’s me and Tim Warris geared up before we go:

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Cleveland Track Material

Cleveland Track Material

After more visits to the Silent Auction (I’m bidding on one thing but happy to lose):

The Silent Auction

And the awesome contest room:

Contest Room

Contest Room

Contest Room

Contest Room

Contest Room

I walked over to the William G Mather, an ore boat, with Nigel.

The Norfolk Southern have put the Convention logo on one of their locos:

Norfolk Southern Convention special loco

Norfolk Southern Convention loco

The Rock and Roll hall of farm is on the way with some stunning architecture:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The William G Mather:

W G Mather

W G Mather

The National Train Show is coming on:

NTS Set up

I schlepped back to hotel for a welcome sit down before the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic dinner train. The Convention had hired the whole train and we ran along through some beautiful scenery:

Swamp?

More Swamps

Bridge

The Loco was a GP15-1:

Cuyahoga Valley Loco

The back of the train was a Budd car which, when the train was returning, the engineers on it acted as a set of eyes for the loco.

Budd Car

They needed to clean the windows first!

Cleaning the Windows

It had a great view out the door though:

View from the Back

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