Blog

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!

 

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Happy National Volunteer Week!We at CVSR are so grateful for our volunteers! If you've taken the train, the majority of the folks you see on board are volunteers. Whether elves on the Polar Express or our trainmen on board every week, our volunteers dedicate so...

Five New Events this April

Spring is here! Check out five brand new events on the train this April! 1) Board Games on the Paul Revere Saturday, April 8th, 15th 22nd & 29th, 12:35 p.m.- 2:40 p.m. Departs at 12:35 p.m out of Peninsula Depot The Paul Revere is one of our lounge cars with cozy chairs...

Alan Rice Named 2016 CVSR Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Alan Rice for being named CVSR’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year. Since becoming a CVSR volunteer in June 2009, Alan has contributed 7,800+ hours of service. In 2016 alone, Alan recorded 1,494.5 volunteer hours!Alan has served in many roles with outstanding dedication. On...

CVSR Restoring Mural Aboard the St. Lucie Sound Car

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is working with ICA Art Conservation on a new project to restore a mural on the Saint Lucie Sound car.The Saint Lucie Sound is a luxury, sleek tavern lounge observation car, acquired by CVSR from the Haslinger family in...

CVSR Adds Paul Revere Parlor Car to Fleet for 2017 Season

New in 2017, CVSR will be offering passengers the opportunity to travel in the Paul Revere, a historic private cafe-lounge car originally built and commissioned with the Pennsylvania Railroad, the largest railroad within the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century, operating over...

Volunteers Contribute Record Number of Hours in 2016

CVSR volunteers contributed a record number of hours this past year. In 2016, more than 1,740 volunteers recorded over 93,000 hours of service – which is the equivalent of approximately 45 full-time employees.This record surpasses approximately 91,000 hours of service contributed in 2015.Sherri Lemley, manager of trustee...

CVSR Volunteer Receives CVNP’s 2016 Safety Award

Congratulations to Mary Stewart, a CVSR volunteer, on being named the recipient of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s (CVNP) 2016 Safety Award.  The CVNP Safety Advisory Council recognizes individuals that have made significant safety contributions each year.Mary Stewart went above and beyond in planning and...

Passport to Health

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) and Cleveland Clinic collaborated on a new immersive program called Passport to Health.A group of 100 high school students from the Cleveland Clinic’s Stokes Scholars Internship program participated in Passport to Health over the course of three weeks in July...

CVSR Partners with Cleveland Clinic on Summer Program

Cuyahoga Valley Railroad is happy to partner with Cleveland Clinic on a new summer program called “Passport to Health.” Cleveland Clinic launched the Stokes Scholar Internship program for 100 high school freshman living in East Cleveland this summer, providing students the opportunity to learn about...

Bent Tree Coffee Introduces a New CVSR Blend

In conjunction with local artisan coffee roaster Bent Tree Coffee, located in historic downtown Kent, Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is proud to announce our new custom gourmet  blend of premium coffee available exclusively on our train; brewed fresh or in 12oz bags for brewing at...

CVSR Introduces Summer Read Aboard Program

Thousands of studies illustrate the impact of reading skills on children’s lives. There are just as many studies that show children who visit parks appreciate nature and tend to live healthier lifestyles*.Raising readers isn’t easy. Some kids need a little extra effort, usually something creative....

CVSR Hosts Ceremony for the Renner-Percy Family Car

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad hosted members of The Renner Foundations board of trustees and family members on Saturday, May 7 for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Renner-Percy Family Car.  Last spring, The Renner Foundation committed $150,000 toward establishing the Ruth Renner Percy...

CVSR Staff Member Receives Zenith Award

Congratulations to Kathleen Sapola, manager of programming and sales for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on being named the recipient of the 2015 Hospitality Rookie of the Year award at Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau's Zenith Awards! Kathleen was presented with the award on Wednesday, May...

#1129 Rebuild for Bike Aboard!

Built in 1954 for the Northern Pacific Railroad as a baggage car, #1129 spent many years traveling the rails of the Northwest and Midwest on long distance passenger trains from locations like Seattle and Chicago.  The car was later purchased by Amtrak in the early...