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What railroad am I working on?

May 21, 2012

The Midwest Railway Preservation Society occasionally sponsors an open house of its historic roundhouse that is being developed into a museum largely through volunteer efforts.  The roundhouse is located in Cleveland’s industrial “flats” area, adjacent to the working CXR tracks.  The Flats was called that because it is on the flat flood plain of the Cuyahoga River. The land was developed for industry because of it proximity to the river for easy access for shipping.

Last weekend was on of those open house events.  The showpiece of the organization is Engine #4070 – a 1918 Mikado 2-8-2 steam engine that is being restored.  The organization also owns several other pieces of vintage rolling stock, but this engine is a knock-out.