Railfanning Advice for Cleveland, Ohio

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njt/mnrrbuff
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Railfanning Advice for Cleveland, Ohio

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:06 pm

Hello,
This June, I may be visiting family in Northeastern Ohio, both Akron and Cleveland. What are the best spots to railfan in that area? I know that when I am in Akron, I plan to ride the Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad while in Akron. When I am staying closer to Cleveland, that is when I will do most of my heavy duty freight railfanning but I know that there is a line that passes through Downtown Akron. Where are the best spots to railfan in both the Cleveland and Akron area? I have plans to joyride the entire RTA light rail system and I want to photograph that as well. Two decades ago, I rode the RTA Blue Line from Warrensville to the stop closest to Tower City. Thanks.

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Re: Railfanning Advice for Cleveland, Ohio

Post by lakeshoredave » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:34 am

The NS mainline is definitely busier than CSX but the best spot is Berea! Both lines parallel each other for about 1/2 mile or so. This is one of the best hotspots on the eastern half of the country.

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Re: Railfanning Advice for Cleveland, Ohio

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:01 pm

Thanks. I didn't make it out to Cleveland last June but I would like to in one of the next few years. Berea will likely be on my list and yes, that NS Line sure gets extremely busy. I would also like to railfan and ride the older RTA equipment before those trains are retired.

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