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!

 

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...

All Aboard the Silver Solarium

Silver Solarium was built in 1948 by the Budd Company for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. It was one of the 6 dome/sleeper/observation cars specifically built for the California Zephyr. Click here to download an original blueprint of the Vista Dome cars.Conceived as ‘the last...

All Aboard the Silver Lariat

Silver Lariat was built in 1948 by the Budd Company for the Burlington Railroad as a dome coach for service on the California Zephyr. When the California Zephyr route was first introduced, the Silver Lariat’s priority was for woman and children meaning that unescorted ladies...

The California Zephyr Route

The California Zephyr route was originally from San Francisco to Chicago; covering 2,523 miles across 7 states in just 2.5 days. The route of the California Zephyr traversed some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. And the trains were scheduled to pass...

All Aboard The California Zephyr

On May 26, 1934, the first of the Zephyr train consists—the Burlington Zephyr—set out on a maiden voyage that broke a number of world records in train travel. Among the world’s first trains to be streamlined and constructed of stainless steel, the Burlington Zephyr set...

All aboard for the 1940s and 50s!

Travel through time aboard no. 765! During the last two weekends in September, guests will have the chance to step aboard a time machine at Steam in the Valley. World-famous steam locomotive no. 765 will once again return to Cuyahoga Valley transporting passengers to the 1940s....

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Powers Ahead with Campaign

Nation’s only nonprofit railroad operating in a national park becomes rare steward of original Zephyr railcars; Funds raised will help support acquisition of four historic Zephyr railcars; Fundraising campaign continues to enhance and preserve the fleet PENINSULA, OHIO, August 15, 2018 – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) marked...

Fall Wine Tasting Events

Sit back and relax as you watch the sunset over Cuyahoga Valley and enjoy a glass of wine (or six) in vintage train cars. This fall, enjoy wine tasting on the train with Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Grape Escape is our premier wine sampling event...

Fall Beer Tasting Events

Kick back with your friends, family or a loved one aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's premier beer tasting excursions, Ales on Rails™. While on board this two-hour excursion, you will sample five to six different beers, giving you a chance to try a variety. Each passenger will...

Ride CVSR Photo Contest

Why do you love to #RideCVSR? We want to hear! Starting on August 1st CVSR is introducing a #RideCVSR photo contest. See below for the photo contest details and rules.Term: The 2018 #RideCVSR Photo Contest begins on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and ends on Sunday, August...

Kids Ride Free in August

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will run a 'Kids Ride Free' special, presented by WKYC, throughout the month of August. Starting Wednesday, August 1, for one adult National Park Scenic coach ticket ($15) purchased, one child’s National Park Scenic coach ticket (ages 12 and under) is...

Celebrate Christmas in July

The spirit of Christmas lasts all year round at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! We invite you to celebrate the season early with our Christmas in July excursions! CVSR is hosting new Christmas in July experiences to enjoy an afternoon of holiday fun with the family!Celebrate...

Summer Family Fun at CVSR

With the kids out of school and those long warm days, summer is officially upon us in Northeast Ohio! Looking for fun things to do with the family? Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a variety of  things to do this summer to give everyone a...

Dads Ride Free

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is running a ‘Dads Ride Free’ special this Father’s Day Weekend, Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17.Starting Friday, June 15, for one purchased adult or child National Park Scenic coach ticket, one adult National Park Scenic coach ticket is free...

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