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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.

 

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...

CVSR Announces New Preservation Fund

A key part of CVSR’s mission as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is maintaining and preserving our historic railroad cars. This preservation work is time consuming, expensive and requires ongoing care. CVSR will be establishing a “Preservation Fund” to help support the safety and integrity of...

CVSR Announces New Maiden Excursion for Steam in the Valley

Steam in the Valley CVSR welcomes back the historic Nickel Plate 765 Steam Locomotive, one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the United States, to the Cuyahoga Valley September 16-17 and 23-24, 2017.  Passengers will enjoy two-hour round trip rides departing from Rockside and Akron...

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to Introduce New Membership Program

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is excited to announce the introduction of a new membership program effective April 1, 2017 featuring additional opportunities for members to create unique experiences aboard the train exploring the National Park. New Membership Benefits In an effort to improve member accessibility to the...

CVSR Appoints Joseph Mazur as President & CEO

PENINSULA, Ohio (February 22, 2017) – The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) today announces the appointment of Joseph Mazur as its president and chief executive officer, effective March 21. For the past six years, Mazur has served as president & CEO of the International Soap Box Derby....

Ridership Increases 15% in 2016, Sets Record

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) recorded the highest annual ridership in the history of the organization with 214,063 passengers in 2016. CVSR has experienced continued year over year growth. The excursion railroad recorded the highest passenger counts of both its scenic excursions and special event...