Join us for our Annual Fundraiser

Friday, September 20

Take a step back in time and get “blown away” viewing a high-stepping, fourteen wheeled, time machine that stands 15 feet tall and weighs 404 tons as it passes just feet from you. You will have the opportunity to ride in the beautiful California Zephyr train cars pulled by the historic Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive No. 765.

Enjoy seasonal fare and drinks as you tour Fitzwater Yard and view our recent fleet enhancement projects. Be the first to ride in the newly restored self-propelled Rail Diesel train car.

Proceeds from Preservation for Generations 2019 will support CVSR’s preservation fund so that future generations will be able to experience the wonder of train travel in Ohio’s only National Park.


If you are interested in attending our annual fundraiser, please complete the following response form and mail to:

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
PO Box 158
Peninsula, OH 44264



If you would like to drive or ride in the Nickel Plate 765 Steam Locomotive or ride on the maiden voyage of the newly-renovated, self-propelled Rail Diesel Car consider one of our sponsor packages.

Please complete the following form.


If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sadeghian at or 234-759-0094.

Event Timeline

6:30 PM

Board at Rockside Station
Welcome cocktails and appetizers

7:00 PM

Depart for Fitzwater Train Yard

7:30 PM

Arrive at Fitzwater Train Yard

7:45 PM


8:00 PM

Steam Locomotive Runbys & Fleet Enhancement Progress Tour
Open Bar
Fresh Seasonal Fare Throughout

9:30 PM

Begin Departures for Rockside Station

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.