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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...

The Scenic train rides has a little something for families, adults and kids

Cleveland.com | By Greg Burnett, November 24, 2017After battling the annual untangling of the Christmas lights, and a torturing day of Black Friday, you may want to celebrate the first weekend of the holiday season doing something other than trolling around looking at Christmas decorations.Check...

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...

1822 Named For Fred Daigneau

Congratulations to Fred Daigneau on his retirement from Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Fred has worked as a mechanic at CVSR for 17 years. In recognition of his many years of service to the railroad, CVSR has named the 1822 locomotive for Fred. We are also happy...

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