Blog

Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s blog! We are committed to providing passengers with information about our train and updates about CVSR. Our blog provides you with more information on the developments at CVSR, as well as pieces of information that park visitors will find useful. From showcasing our volunteers, to featuring new and exciting upcoming events, follow our blog posts to stay up to date on all things CVSR!

 

Redeeming Your Gift Certificate

Step One Select an excursion that you would like to purchase tickets for.Step Two Once at checkout there is a box that says "PROMO CODE". Enter in the gift certificate number or ticket number, and select "Find Promo". The gift certificate number or ticket number is a...

Four of the Best Locations to Photograph CVSR

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is filled with many beautiful locations that photographers everywhere delight in. From the Virginia Kendall Ledges to Blue Hen Falls there’s much to see and explore. Whether you use your cell phone camera or professional equipment you’ll be guaranteed to get...

Preservation for Generations 2019 Fundraiser

On Friday, September 20th CVSR hosted 205 guests at the Fitzwater Trainyard for an evening of celebrating the railroads past, present and future.Preservation for Generations 2019 is the first fundraiser CVSR has had since the “All Aboard Ball” in 2010. The fundraiser celebrated the continually...

Five Helpful Tips When Purchasing Your POLAR EXPRESS™ Tickets

The classic Christmas story comes to life on November 8 – December 21. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. To make your check out easy we’ve compiled a few reminders to keep in mind.[vc_custom_heading text="Have a Few Dates in Mind" font_container="tag:h1|font_size:25|text_align:left"...

Fall Train Rides

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Throughout October and November the valley transforms into vibrant reds, yellows and oranges, all of which you can see from the train. We invite you to join us this autumn for...

couple dressed in 1940s attire embracing each other in front of steam engine.

Dress In Your Best 1940s Attire For a Chance To Win

New this year for Steam in the Valley 2019! Post your photos in your ’40s or ’50s attire to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CVSRSteam19 for a chance to win a $200 CVSR gift certificate. See contest rules below: Post a photo in your ’40s or...

Your Membership Means More Than You Think…

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad memberships are a key contributor to the historic preservation of aging railcars and expanding education programs. CVSR has offered membership options for guests since 2003 as a way to support the nonprofit railroad. Memberships assist CVSR in providing much needed repairs...

Spreading Christmas Magic

For the Apanasewicz family volunteering aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is more than just a way to give back during the holiday season. It’s a cherished holiday tradition.The idea to volunteer was sparked when Greg and Sandy Apanasewicz rode THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride...

Guarantee Tickets to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride, presented by Countertop Solutions, returns to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for its 26th year! The magic continues as families are transported to the North Pole over 40 nights in November and December.The ride was so popular in 2018 that tickets...

A Leap Of Love Aboard the Train

It started with a missed train ride…In the summer of 2017 Rob and Deanna met during a Latin dance class in Cleveland. Hitting it off, Rob took the leap and asked Deanna out. Following their first date to an Indian’s game, Rob scheduled a dinner...

Experience a Trip Back in Time Aboard Steam Engine No. 765

Experience a one of a kind living history event aboard a 1940's steam locomotive. Aboard the two-and-a-half-hour ride, passengers will enjoy live 40’s style music, an onboard quartet, and an opportunity to deboard for an exclusive photo run-by at Indigo Lake. The train gives a...

Father’s Day Beer Tasting

There's always the questions, "What do you want for Father's Day this year?" and "What should we get Dad? I have absolutely no idea". Instead of spending endless hours on Amazon searching for Father's Day gifts that he'll only use twice this summer, give him...

Volunteers Complete Restoration of Historic Mural

A group of 12 CVSR volunteers have completed the restoration of a historic mural in the 1940’s Saint Lucie Sound Lounge Car. The restoration of the 1946 mural has taken 1,494 volunteer hours to complete over the course of more than two years.The mural was...

Sample Itinerary June – August: Deboarding at Rockside Station

Explore near Rockside Station with a Coach All Day Pass! Looking to explore Independence? Purchase a coach ticket which acts as an all-day pass, allowing you to deboard and reboard the train throughout the day. With a coach ticket you can board at Peninsula or Akron...

Schedule Update: The Scenic train will only run on Saturdays and Sundays from November 2-30. The Scenic train will not run in December. Season resumes on January 24.