Steam in the Valley

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Enjoy a two-hour round trip with the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 at the helm, one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the United States! Passengers will have the opportunity to deboard the train at a secure location for an exclusive photo opportunity. Watch this 400 ton locomotive as it chugs through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Scroll below for dates, departure stations and seating information.

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For Your Safety

The location and whereabouts of the steam locomotive will not be disclosed to non-ticket holders. PLEASE NOTE: Park Rangers will be on patrol throughout Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Entering onto the tracks or causing a hazard (hazard is defined as causing the train to brake) is punishable by law, fines could cost up to $5,000, and/or up to 6 months in jail (36 CFR 2.34 (a)(4)).

Cuyahoga Valley National Park suggests that you consider Station Road Bridge or Botzum as the best options for viewing the steam engine if you have not purchased a ticket.


Dates, Stations and Departure Times

Saturday, September 22
Departing Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH
9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 23
Departing Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge St., Akron, OH
11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Friday, September 28
Departing Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH
5:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 29
Departing Rockside Station, 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH
9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Sunday, September 30
Departing Akron Northside Station, 27 Ridge St., Akron, OH
11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

Tickets

Tickets are priced per person ages 3 and older. The below ticket prices do not include preservation or delivery fees:

Coach Seating $25
Seating is in one of our enclosed coach cars with blocks of four (two seats facing two seats). General seating once in assigned car.

NKP Open Air Coaches $35
Seating in traditional, open air and open window coaches, seats are two seats facing two seats. General seating once in assigned car.

Deluxe Seating $40
Seating in one of our table cars. Tables are four tops. Seating is assigned.

Silver Bronco and Lariat First Class $50
Seating in a comfortable first class car! These seats offer additional comfort and leg room. Seating is assigned.

Silver Bronco and Lariat Upper Dome $65
Seating in a panoramic glass enclosure that sits just above the train car. Seating is assigned.


Maiden Excursion Steam in the Valley (Exclusive to CVSR Members and Volunteers)

Friday, September 21
Ticket On Sale to CVSR Members (Sectionhand level and higher) and Volunteers only

Travel back in time aboard this excursion to kick off Steam in the Valley for a historic event bringing the 40’s and its iconic steam locomotive back to life.  On board, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar service, and live entertainment from the period and more. The Excursion will stop for a brief de-boarding at a secure location for a sunset view and photo run-by of the Nickel Plate 765 in action.

Early access is for volunteers and members only. Learn more about becoming a CVSR member HERE.

(Please note: This excursion requires a promo code.)

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