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!

 

Four Ways to Treat Mom for Mother’s Day

One day a year isn’t enough time to recognize all that mothers do, but it’s a day to take the opportunity to express our admiration and appreciation.We planned train rides specifically for Mother’s Day weekend to help you celebrate mom the best possible way. Whether...

CVSR Corporate Members Spread Holiday Cheer

This holiday season, our Corporate Members had the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer in our community. As part of their corporate membership, they received 50 THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE™ experience gift bags to donate to a charity of their choice.We’re excited to announce...

Volunteer Spotlight: Alan Rice

You'll often hear us say we are powered by volunteers. Alan Rice is one of those volunteers. Rice has helped power Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad with more than 10,000 volunteer hours – 11,000 in 11 years to be exact. He was selected the 2016 CVSR...

Where to capture the CVSR train this fall

We are back on the tracks October 1 with our Fall Flyer rides. It’s the perfect time with fall officially here, and the leaves in the Cuyahoga Valley slowing changing.We recently spoke with the photographer Robert George who is an avid photographer of our train....

Volunteer of the Year: Ralph Gray

On Saturday, February 29, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad volunteers gathered to celebrate this past years accomplishments and revel in 2019 memories. The annual CVSR Volunteer Appreciation Dinner recognizes the support and efforts volunteers have made throughout the year.Volunteers with 100 or more hours during the...

Buffalo Trace Six Millionth Barrel Bourbon Fundraiser

In 2019 CVSR was selected as one of 400 non-profits across the country to receive Buffalo Trace Distillery’s charitable offering of limited-edition bottles. The bottling is from the distillery’s 6 millionth barrel of bourbon.To raise funds for CVSR’s Preservation Fund, a Bourbon Tasting event will...

Book the RDC For Your Next Event

The RDC is a self-propelled train car that runs independent of the train consist allowing guests more flexibility on departure times and unique experiences! With a bar, lounge area, and dining for up to 36 guests, the RDC is perfect for your next corporate outing...

A Glimpse Through the Kitchen Door

For head chef Chris Kafcsak feeding 132 guests on the train is no easy feat, but it’s a fun one. And what’s even more fun is finding new and unique food pairings to delight guests. We sat down with Chris to find out how the...

Explore Our Car That’s Just For Kids

Our new Edu-Trainment car is an interactive, educational and fun space filled with activities for kids of all ages (and adults too). The best part is that everyone has access to the car when they're onboard the National Park Scenic excursion (excluding the caboose).The kids...

Fun Winter Train Rides For Kids

Make the most of this cold season with these fun winter train rides! Climb aboard for a morning or afternoon of family fun as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Our Family Fun Loop presented by Meijer and other special events are packed with fun activities to keep...

Nominate a Fourth Grade Class for a Free Train Ride

The National Park Service’s Open Outdoors for Kids (OOK) campaign gives every fourth-grader the opportunity to visit and experience national parks for free! OOK programs are intended to enable students and teachers to have an increased awareness and engagement of national public and federal lands.Cuyahoga...

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...