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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,...

Take a Wine-Fueled Train Ride Through Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley

VinePair | By Cat Wolinski, March 26, 2018A train ride in Northeast Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley can really set your spirits free—especially if that train ride includes wine tastings, like the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Grape Escape, a two-hour tour through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.The train, departing from...

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...

Train Excursions Will Run as Scheduled Starting Saturday, January 20th

All Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic and Special Events train trips on Saturday, January 20th, and Sunday January 21st will run as scheduled. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be operating under an agreement with the National Park Service during the government shutdown this...

Hidden Gems: Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Travel Codex |By Sriram Srinivasan, January 8, 2019We made our final stop on our cross-country road trip in northeastern Ohio.  There, we spent an afternoon exploring Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Situated within the suburbs of Akron and Cleveland, you’d never expect to find a National Park...

Cochlear implant gives Polar Express volunteer joy again

Fox 8 Cleveland | By Adrienne Dipizaaz, December 15, 2017CLEVELAND, Ohio-- It wouldn’t be Christmas in the Cuyahoga Valley without a ride on the Polar Express. The magical train ride modeled after the popular children’s book is a tradition for many families in Northeast Ohio.For 11...

12 Days of Christmas: Volunteer for the Polar Express

Akron Beacon Journal | By Paula Schleis, November 28, 2017For a twist on how you normally celebrate Christmas, step inside a classic children’s book and become an elf for a day — a volunteer opportunity you can do on a whim any night between now...

Schedule Update: The Scenic train will only run on Saturdays and Sundays from November 2-30. The train will not run in December. Rides will resume in mid-January