My original plan for going to Chicago was to catch the Nickel Plate 765 as it left Union Station. I thought that I would have some fairly unique pictures since that doesn't happen all that often. On Thursday I decided to check the Nickel Plate app to see where the train was and it was then that I found out they cancelled the trip. Apparently there weren't enough people interested in riding the train. I will admit, it was a pretty expensive trip to take and I can certainly appreciate people not wanting to plunk down that kind of cash. However, I'm wondering if there are too many groups restoring steam engines. It seems like every time I turn around, there is another group restoring one. If there are too many, then rides on one stop being special. Hopefully, the Nickel Plate will do the Cuyahoga Valley again...I will ride it then.
Even though I didn't get to realize all of my plans, I had a pretty fun weekend. I hope that my dad did too.