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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!

 

CVSR Volunteers Help Bring Christmas Early for Terminally Ill 12-Year-Old

On October 21, an entire town in Northeast Ohio brought a Christmas celebration early for a 12-year-old boy who was told he might not live to see Christmas.Keith Burkett, or Kourageous Keith, of Stow has a rare form of cancer called undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma, which...

Take the Train to Countryside Public Market

Have you heard the exciting development happening in Akron's Northside Marketplace? Join Countryside Conservancy for the grand opening of the Countryside Public Market on October 28th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m...

Be a Part of The 25th Year of THE POLAR EXPRESS™

Have you ever climbed aboard for THE POLAR EXPRESS™, presented by Countertop Solutions, at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad? Over the past 24 years the Christmas-themed train ride has become a part of many families holiday traditions, and CVSR is thrilled to be bringing the magic...

Get Your Christmas Tree With CVSR

The holidays will soon be upon us, bringing Thanksgiving turkey's and Christmas cheer. Are you ready for the hustle and bustle?This year take a family adventure to get your Christmas tree aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! With our Christmas Tree Adventure excursion we'll take you...

Upcoming Grape Escape Excursions

This fall join us on board for one of our Grape Escape excursions! During October and November, guests aboard our premier wine tasting excursions will receive six samples of wine, each paired with a light appetizer. Sit back and watch the changing colors of autumn...

Upcoming Ales on Rails™ Excursions

This fall, venture onto new tracks and try something new on one of our Ales on Rails™ excursions! Sit back and relax as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley National Park during chilly autumn nights. On board, passengers will be served six samples of beer,...

Fall Dining Rides

Climb aboard for our Dining on the Rails excursions! We're offering both breakfast and lunch train rides this fall, giving you the perfect opportunity to view the fall foliage in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Breakfast train rides depart at 9:45 a.m. out of Rockside Station...

All Aboard the Fall Flyer

The two-hour nonstop Fall Flyer train ride returns to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for its second year starting October 6. View the vibrant colors of autumn as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley National Park on weekends in October. The Fall Flyer train ride gives...

CVSR Renames Vintage Railcar “George Washington Cooper”

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is renaming vintage coach car no. 165 as the "George Washington Cooper". Coach car no. 165 was previously named the "Salem Inn". Doug Cooper, former President & CEO of CVSR, is renaming the car to honor his great-great-grandfather, George Washington Cooper.George...

Important Reminders When Purchasing Tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride, presented by Countertop Solutions, returns for its 25th year at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad from November 10 – December 21. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 3 at 9 a.m. To make your purchasing process more efficient we've compiled a...

Emerging Brews: Hoppin’ Frog

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is thrilled to welcome Hoppin' Frog as our featured brewery for Emerging Brews. Starting over a year ago, Emerging Brews is a smaller-scale beer tasting event which allows guests to sample beer from a local brewery."We bring craft beer enthusiasts to...

Adding the California Zephyr Trainset to CVSR’s Fleet

The California Zephyr cars have safety made it to Chicago after their last journey across the west. For their weekend in Chicago on September 14-16 they will be on Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society’s Joliet Rocket excursion—where they will be pulled by Nickel Plate Road...

The Last Stop: Chicago Union Station

For the historic California Zephyr trainset, Chicago Union Station served as both a starting point for the California Zephyr route and an end point. This time, on September 12, it will be the last time the California Zephyrs pull into Chicago’s Union Station after traveling...

All Aboard the Silver Rapids and Silver Peak

Silver RapidsSilver Rapids was built in 1948 by the Budd Company and served as a transcontinental sleeper car that provided coast to coast transportation for almost 20 years. Click here to view an original blue print of the sleeper car. The car was removed from the...