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 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...

Thank you Ohio and Erie Canalway Association

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that passengers have an enjoyable trip on board our many excursions. This past year CVSR conducted extensive renovations and updates in five restrooms, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Ohio and Erie...

Thank you The Lubrizol Foundation

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad gratefully acknowledges the partnership of The Lubrizol Foundation in providing a $15,000 grant to support the Powering Ahead Capital Campaign.The campaign encompasses many important projects that will preserve and enhance heritage rail travel for Northeast Ohio residents and visitors. Thank you,...

Thank you GPD Group Employees’ Foundation, Inc.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is pleased to announce that The GPD Group Employees’ Foundation is providing a $1,280 grant to subsidize education programs for children participating in summer programming at the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve. The grant will make it possible...

Thank You to The Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, KeyBank, Trustee

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is grateful for the partnership of The Kenneth L. Calhoun Charitable Trust, KeyBank, Trustee in providing a $5,000 grant to support the Powering Ahead Capital Campaign. The campaign encompasses many important projects that will preserve and enhance heritage rail travel for...

Thank You Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is partnering with Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad this year in honoring active duty military, veterans and first responders on Veterans Day, providing a free 3 ½ ride on the scenic excursion. Each honored guest is also provided free tickets for up...

Thank You to Our Funders

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is so grateful for the many foundations and donors that support our general operating costs. These funds make it possible to offer both affordable and free programming through low-cost National Park Scenic coach passes, Veterans Ride Free on Veterans Day, Kids...

Thank You ArcelorMittal

Special thanks to ArcelorMittal for a grant of $5,000 to support subsidized education programs for 312 students who otherwise would not be able to participate. CVSR uses age/grade-specific curriculum for students from preschool through 8th grade.Younger children learn about animals through hands-on activities and...

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...

THE LAST DAY of the Bike Aboard season and Hale Farm Explorer is Sunday, October 27. The train WILL NOT RUN October 28-November 1. The scenic train will only run on Saturdays and Sundays in November.