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!

 

Moms Ride Free, Presented by Countertop Solutions

CVSR is running a ‘Moms Ride Free’ special this Mother’s Day Weekend, Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13.The ‘Moms Ride Free’ special is presented by our partners at Countertop Solutions. Starting Friday, May 11, for one purchased adult or child National Park Scenic coach ticket,...

Volunteer Orientation in March

Orientation for new volunteers will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm at Fitzwater Maintenance Yard. Orientation is a requirement for volunteers, including: trainmen, concessionaires and servers. This program will be about an hour and a half and will cover the basic information...

Craig Schneider Named 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Craig Schneider, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's 2017 Volunteer of the Year! Craig has been a CVSR volunteer since October 2010.  In 2017, he surpassed 8,000 hours of volunteer service; 1,303 of those hours were recorded in 2017. Craig was voted 2017 Volunteer of...

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CVSR Volunteers Reach Another Record High

The numbers are in! CVSR Volunteers surpassed the 100,000 hours goal for 2017 with 104,221 volunteer hours recorded in 2017! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers for contributing their time and talent to achieve this record-breaking number.Volunteer hours increased almost 11,000...

Become a CVSR Volunteer

Have you ever wanted to work on the railroad? Looking for volunteer service hours or are you just looking for a fun new opportunity to get out of the house and meet new people? Why not become a volunteer at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad?Orientation for...

Give the Gift of Exploration

This holiday season, treat your family and friends to a train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. CVSR offers both membership and gift certificate options, perfect for the loved ones on your list. CVSR Memberships CVSR membership starts at $50 and provides the opportunity to ride the...

Support the Railroad this Holiday Season

For generations, families have been making memories on Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.  2017 marks CVSR’s 45th anniversary since its founding, and CVSR has transformed from a commuter train transporting passengers from Cleveland to Hale Farm & Village into one of America’s longest and most scenic...

Important Reminders for The Polar Express

We hope that your trip on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ creates wonderful memories and warms your heart. Please take a moment to review these important reminders. Planning Your Trip 1. We recommend that you arrive to your departing station by 6:00 pm. Boarding will begin shortly after 6:00...

CVSR Sets New Volunteer and Ridership Records

A Message from President and CEO Joe Mazur:"As we draw closer to the end of the 2017 season, I’d like to share exciting new records for CVSR. Volunteer hours for the third quarter of 2017 continue upward and put us on the path to a...

Join CVSR in Supporting our Veterans

Peninsula, Ohio – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) invites the community to our stations to support our veterans and active duty military on Friday, Nov. 10.Each year, CVSR invites veterans, active military, first responders and up to three family members to take a train ride...

Polar Express Tickets Available on October 2nd

Believe! Tickets for the 2017 season of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ will go on sale on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.Some important things to note:All tickets are sold ONLINE ONLY. This year, you will need to login via a Whistletix account. We recommend...

CVSR Introduces Fall Flyer for October

2017 Fall Flyer One of the best ways to see the vibrant colors of autumn is by train! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is introducing the Fall Flyer excursion on Saturdays and Sundays in October. This two-hour, nonstop train ride is a beautiful way to enjoy the...

CVSR Provides Unique Educational Opportunities in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Educational programming is a key component of CVSR’s mission.  In collaboration with the National Park Service, CVSR provides a unique “moving classroom” experience for school-age children, preschool through eighth grade, on board the train to more than 8,000 students each year. Participants have the unique...

CVSR Announces New Preservation Fund

A key part of CVSR’s mission as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is maintaining and preserving our historic railroad cars. This preservation work is time consuming, expensive and requires ongoing care. CVSR will be establishing a “Preservation Fund” to help support the safety and integrity of...