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The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a premier tourist attraction, offering train excursions in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. CVSR has received recognition from local, national and international media. In 2015, CVSR’s Polar Express program was mentioned in USA Today as one of the ten best Christmas celebrations in national parks. Read our most recent news below.

 

Volunteer Orientation in March

Orientation for new volunteers will be held on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm at Fitzwater Maintenance Yard. Orientation is a requirement for volunteers, including: trainmen, concessionaires and servers. This program will be about an hour and a half and will cover the basic information...

Craig Schneider Named 2017 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Craig Schneider, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's 2017 Volunteer of the Year! Craig has been a CVSR volunteer since October 2010.  In 2017, he surpassed 8,000 hours of volunteer service; 1,303 of those hours were recorded in 2017. Craig was voted 2017 Volunteer of...

Train Rides Canceled Out of Akron Northside on January 27

Due to construction issues, train rides departing from Akron Northside station on Saturday January 27, 2018 will be canceled. Tickets will not be available for purchase out of Akron on Saturday. Tickets for this departure may be used for departures out of Peninsula or Rockside stations...

CVSR Volunteers Reach Another Record High

The numbers are in! CVSR Volunteers surpassed the 100,000 hours goal for 2017 with 104,221 volunteer hours recorded in 2017! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing volunteers for contributing their time and talent to achieve this record-breaking number. Volunteer hours increased almost 11,000...

Train Excursions Will Run as Scheduled Starting Saturday, January 20th

All Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad National Park Scenic and Special Events train trips on Saturday, January 20th, and Sunday January 21st will run as scheduled. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be operating under an agreement with the National Park Service during the government shutdown this...

Important Reminders for The Polar Express

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad hopes that your trip on The Polar Express creates wonderful memories and warms your heart. Please take a moment to review these important reminders. Planning Your Trip 1. We recommend that you arrive to your departing station by 6:00 pm. Boarding will...

1822 Named For Fred Daigneau

Congratulations to Fred Daigneau on his retirement from Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Fred has worked as a mechanic at CVSR for 17 years. In recognition of his many years of service to the railroad, CVSR has named the 1822 locomotive for Fred. We are also happy...

Support Local Food Banks by Taking the Train

CVSR will hold a canned food drive at the boarding stations to benefit both the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. On November 4th and 5th, passengers will receive $1 off per non-perishable food item donated (limit 5) on coach tickets to the...

CVSR Introduces Fall Flyer for October

One of the best ways to see the vibrant colors of autumn is by train! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is introducing the Fall Flyer excursion on Saturdays and Sundays in October. This two-hour, nonstop train ride is a beautiful way to enjoy the changing leaves...

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CVSR Runs August Kids Ride Free Special

Great news! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is running the ‘Kids Rides Free’ special this August to celebrate our loyal passengers. Starting Tuesday, August 1, for every 1 PAID adult National Park Scenic coach ticket purchased, 1 child National Park Scenic coach ticket is free (up...