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Book the RDC For Your Next Event

The RDC is a self-propelled train car that runs independent of the train consist allowing guests more flexibility on departure times and unique experiences! With a bar, lounge area, and dining for up to 36 guests, the RDC is perfect for your next corporate outing...

Explore Our Car That’s Just For Kids

Our new Edu-Trainment car is an interactive, educational and fun space filled with activities for kids of all ages (and adults too). The best part is that everyone has access to the car when they're onboard the National Park Scenic excursion (excluding the caboose).The kids...

New Winter Seating Options

This winter beat that cabin fever by taking a train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park during the best time of the year! Sit back and relax in a heated train car as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley and view trees covered in glistening snow....

California Zephyr rail cars on track for runs through Cuyahoga Valley

Akron Beacon Journal | By Craig Webb, September 20, 2018A pack of Californians is calling Northeast Ohio home.The four rail cars from the celebrated California Zephyr line arrived at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Rockside Station in Independence on Thursday afternoon after completing a journey...

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...

The Last Stop: Chicago Union Station

For the historic California Zephyr trainset, Chicago Union Station served as both a starting point for the California Zephyr route and an end point. This time, on September 12, it will be the last time the California Zephyrs pull into Chicago’s Union Station after traveling...

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 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 has canceled all train rides from March 13—September 30 due to COVID-19. View More Information

Memberships and gift certificates will be extended based on the number of months train rides are canceled.