Daytime Caboose Rides

Take a Ride on the Caboose

March 12-May 1

Sit back and relax on this one-and-a-half-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park on CVSR’s caboose car! Enjoy a ride in the caboose on Saturday or Sunday from March 12 through May 1. 

Historically, the caboose housed train men in the mid-1800s in the back of the train. This train car provided shelter and an easy exit door for the train crew. The crew had to deboard to inspect the train at different stops. 

CVSR’s caboose has a fully-functioning, wood-burning stove and a cupola (an outlook point in the car that you can climb to view the train/tracks from a high vantage point).

The caboose can sit up to 10 people and has new cushioned chairs for extra comfort.

At a Glance: 

  • One-and-a-half-hour round-trip excursion
  • Departs from Rockside Station
  • Scenic excursion through Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • $25 per person (ages 3 and up). Children under 3 do not need a ticket
Book Tickets

Track the Train

Download the CVSR Train Tracker app for free on Google Play or the Apple StoreYou can track the train in real time, purchase tickets right from your phone and even listen to audio clips on board that detail the historical and natural landmarks you pass!

Boarding Station & Departure Times

Rockside Station
7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

Departure Times
10:00 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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