Steam in the Valley Returns This September

Steam in the Valley Returns This September

Steam in the Valley Returns to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Historic steam locomotive no. 765 returns to the Cuyahoga Valley in September


George Sillet

The Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive no. 765 returns to Cuyahoga Valley for Steam in the Valley on September 3, 10-12 and 17-19. Guests can travel back in time and catch a ride on the train pulled by the high-stepping, fourteen-wheeled, time machine.

Historic steam locomotive no. 765 is well-known for being part of the famous class of steam locomotives called the Berkshire; once known for its advanced technology and aesthetics. The locomotive stands 15 feet tall, weighs 404 tons and can go over 70 miles an hour. Every year, thousands of guests join CVSR to ride with the historic locomotive to experience the sights and sounds of no. 765.

Each year, except for 2020, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad works with the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to bring the Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive No. 765 to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

“We were disappointed that we couldn’t host this treasured event last year,” said CVSR President and CEO Joe Mazur. “We look forward to bringing back this event for our community to enjoy this year.”

Last year, the railroad had to cancel this annual event due to COVID-19. This year, passengers can take an excursion with this historic locomotive at the helm and enjoy exclusive run-bys and photo opportunities. In addition, guests can choose from a variety of themed excursions throughout September to celebrate the arrival of locomotive no. 765.

Tickets for Steam in the Valley go on sale to CVSR Members on July 16 at 9 a.m. and to the public on July 20 at 9 a.m. For more information on Steam in the Valley visit

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Lynee Bixler