Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) will provide a complimentary train ride to veterans and their family members on November 9th.
CVSR invites veterans, active military, first responders and up to three family members to take a two-hour complimentary train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Several local and statewide veteran organizations will be in attendance this year. CVSR will host approximately 1,012 veterans and their families on the train; train cars are expected to be filled to capacity.
Veterans and their families can choose to depart from Rockside Station, located at 7900 Old Rockside Road, at 9:30 a.m. or from Akron Rockside Station, located at 27 Ridge Street, at 3:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least a half hour before each train’s departure.
CVSR invites passengers and the public to view a demonstration from the Color Guard at 9:10 a.m. at Rockside Station and at 2:40 p.m. at Akron Northside Station. Visitors are also encouraged to salute and wave to veterans at Peninsula station, located at 1630 Mill Street, as the train passes at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
World War II veterans will be seated in CVSR’s recently acquired California Zephyr Silver Solarium train car. Military garb and memorabilia are encouraged for the excursion. A limited number of tickets are still available. To redeem tickets visit CVSR Take the Train or call 1-800-468-4070 ext 1.
About Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is a private sector, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR has been providing excursion rail service for more than 40 years. For more information about the railroad, visit Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.