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Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s blog! We are committed to providing passengers with information about our train and updates about CVSR. Our blog provides you with more information on the developments at CVSR, as well as pieces of information that park visitors will find useful. From showcasing our volunteers, to featuring new and exciting upcoming events, follow our blog posts to stay up to date on all things CVSR!

 

Upcoming Grape Escape Excursions

This fall join us on board for one of our Grape Escape excursions! During October and November, guests aboard our premier wine tasting excursions will receive six samples of wine, each paired with a light appetizer. Sit back and watch the changing colors of autumn...

Upcoming Ales on Rails™ Excursions

This fall, venture onto new tracks and try something new on one of our Ales on Rails™ excursions! Sit back and relax as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley National Park during chilly autumn nights. On board, passengers will be served six samples of beer,...

Fall Dining Rides

Climb aboard for our Dining on the Rails excursions! We're offering both breakfast and lunch train rides this fall, giving you the perfect opportunity to view the fall foliage in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Breakfast train rides depart at 9:45 a.m. out of Rockside Station...

All Aboard the Fall Flyer

The two-hour nonstop Fall Flyer train ride returns to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad for its second year starting October 6. View the vibrant colors of autumn as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley National Park on weekends in October. The Fall Flyer train ride gives...

CVSR Renames Vintage Railcar “George Washington Cooper”

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is renaming vintage coach car no. 165 as the "George Washington Cooper". Coach car no. 165 was previously named the "Salem Inn". Doug Cooper, former President & CEO of CVSR, is renaming the car to honor his great-great-grandfather, George Washington Cooper.George...

Important Reminders When Purchasing Tickets for THE POLAR EXPRESS™

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride, presented by Countertop Solutions, returns for its 25th year at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad from November 10 – December 21. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 3 at 9 a.m. To make your purchasing process more efficient we've compiled a...

Emerging Brews: Hoppin’ Frog

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is thrilled to welcome Hoppin' Frog as our featured brewery for Emerging Brews. Starting over a year ago, Emerging Brews is a smaller-scale beer tasting event which allows guests to sample beer from a local brewery."We bring craft beer enthusiasts to...

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 Solarium

Silver Solarium was built in 1948 by the Budd Company for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. It was one of the 6 dome/sleeper/observation cars specifically built for the California Zephyr. Click here to download an original blueprint of the Vista Dome cars.Conceived as ‘the last...

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...