Capital Campaign: Powering CVSR

Preservation for Generations 2019 Fundraiser

On Friday, September 20th CVSR hosted 205 guests at the Fitzwater Trainyard for an evening of celebrating the railroads past, present and future.Preservation for Generations 2019 is the first fundraiser CVSR has had since the “All Aboard Ball” in 2010. The fundraiser celebrated the continually...

Thank You R.C. and Katharine M. Musson Foundation

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad recently received an $8,000 grant from The R.C. and Katharine M. Musson Foundation in support of its “Powering Ahead” Capital Campaign. CVSR is the midst of a first-ever capital campaign in support of a master plan to expand, enhance and preserve...

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...

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...

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...