Steam in the Valley

Due to potentially changing conditions and the inability to reschedule other events, CVSR has made the very difficult decision to postpone Steam In The Valley until 2024. We understand how disheartening this is for the thousands of guests that look forward to this event each year. We are equally disappointed, yet are hopeful for the steam engine’s return sometime next year.

Travel Back in Time with Steam in the Valley

Steam in the Valley

Steam in the Valley is an annual tradition at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. CVSR partners with Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society to bring the historic Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive No. 765 to the Valley for an unforgettable experience.

This is a limited opportunity to ride the train while being powered by a historical steam locomotive. Passengers will have the opportunity to deboard the train and view a once-in-a-lifetime run by of the high-stepping, fourteen-wheeled, time machine that stands 15 feet tall and weighs 404 tons.

Steam in the Valley Excursion

Whether you are a seasoned railfan or first-time rider you will be in for a memorable trip. This excursion is a two-and-a-half-hour loop. Make sure you have your cameras ready. During the trip, passengers will have the opportunity to deboard the train to view a staged photo run-by of 765 at speed.

This is a rare opportunity to ride behind a full-sized superpowered steam locomotive.

Night Ride

Join us for a nighttime excursion with a personal photo opportunity. The train will depart from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. and take passengers on a three hour round trip. Upon deboarding halfway through the trip, the engine will be stationary; and the area will have special lighting, so ticketed passengers have optimal shooting conditions for a rare nighttime opportunity to take a photo with 765.

Tickets range from $25-$70 depending on the seating class.

Tickets for special events range from $75-$135 depending on the seating class.

Family Friendly Train Car

Bring the kids on board the A.A. Augustus for a family ride filled with fun! Experience the beautiful views of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while being pulled by the Nickel Plate Steam Locomotive #765! In this table car, you will have access to an assortment of board games, coloring sheets and can partake in step-by-step instructions on a Steam train craft! The ticket includes a two-and-a-half-hour roundtrip train ride filled with activities and the ability to deboard the train for a photo opportunity.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Book Rockside

Guests can wear their 50s attire for a chance to win a CVSR gift card.

Join us for our special events to celebrate the arrival of Steam Locomotive No. 765