Private Car Rentals

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Climb aboard and hear the whistle blow!  The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers excursions year round and offers an excellent view of the natural scenery and wildlife of the national park and an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad in valley. Whether you are looking for a family trip or a special celebration, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has something for everyone!

For pricing and more information on private car rentals, please email our Private Car Rental Department at .

Departure Locations

Rockside Station
Independence, OH- Located at 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

Peninsula Depot
Peninsula, OH- Located at 1630 Mill Street West, Peninsula, OH 44264

Akron Northside Station
Akron, OH- Located at 27 Ridge Street, Akron, OH 44308

Schedule

Departing Rockside- 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:50 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

Departing Peninsula- 9:50 a.m. to 11:35 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Departing Akron Northside- 10:55 a.m. to 2:30pm

*The train runs Saturdays only January 20th – February 24th and Saturdays & Sundays March 3rd – 31st

Outside food and beverages are not permitted on our train cars.

Description of Cars

Caboose – 8 seats

The caboose can accommodate a private bar service area and houses a table area for catering services. Inside the caboose, there is a wood burning stove (fall and winter months only), a cupola look out, and spacious seating area.

Dome – 20 seats (out of service January – February 2018)

The Silver Bronco Upper Dome is the upper level of the Silver Bronco car. The upper dome offers a unique view of the park, in a glass enclosure that sits just above the train car. This car cannot accommodate a private bar service or catering services. Our fully stocked concession car is made available to passengers riding on this train car.

Saint Lucie – 18 seats (out of service March – April 2018)

The recently remodeled Saint Lucie Sound lounge car can accommodate a private bar service area and has a small area for catering services. A small table can be set up inside this car for dining, conferences or meetings. Additional accommodations in the Saint Lucie include: Wi-Fi, a full sound system, easily accessible outlets for electronic use and a drop presentation screen.

Table Car –56 seats     

Seating in our table car. Seats are in sections of four, at dining table and chairs, with two seats facing two seats. The dining car can accommodate a private bar service area and a small kitchen area is available in most standard dining cars.

Silver Bronco– 60 seats (out of service January – February 2018)

The Silver Bronco is home to our first class and upper dome seating sections. The first class area offers comfortable seating with additional leg room, and our upper dome car offers a panoramic view of the park.  This car can accommodate a private bar service, but cannot accommodate catering services. Our fully stocked concession car is made available to passengers riding on this train car.

Coach Car – 80 seats

Coach cars accommodate large parties, and offer traditional coach seats  in sections of four, with two seats facing two seats. Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on this train car. This car cannot accommodate a private bar service. Our fully stocked concession car is made available to passengers riding on this train car.

Food and Beverage Packages

We offer a variety of food and beverage packages including boxed lunches, appetizer parties, plated lunches or dinners, standard bar services and premium bar services. Some exclusions apply.

Policies and Procedures

  • We do not book charters less than 6 weeks prior to event.
  •  A 50% deposit, based on your car rentals fees, is due (10) business days after  making your reservation. Deposit is non-refundable.  A signed contract is due at this time. Your event is not secured until both the contract AND the deposit are received.
  • Miscellaneous costs, such as food or beverage packages are due  (10) business days prior to your event.
  • Final payment towards your remaining balance is due ten (10) business days prior to your trip.
  • A 5% cleaning fee is added to the total car rental fee. *10% for the Saint Lucie Sound car.