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cuyahoga valley scenic railroad embarks on campaign to cover rising fuel costs for 2011 season

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Date: June 18, 2011
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915

"These Wheels Must Turn" Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Embarks On Campaign to Cover Rising Fuel Costs for 2011

Peninsula, OH – Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR)has announced a campaign to start June 15, 2011 to help the 501c3, not-for-profit organization cover the rising diesel fuel costs being faced this season."These Wheels Must Turnwith your help, we can keep chugging along" will add nominal fees as a fuel surcharge to the railroad's ticket prices for daily scenic trains, the Bike Aboard! program and special events.

"We as a community organization have exhausted every effort to conserve fuel and not have to turn additional costs over to our passengers.However, now facing at least a $300,000 deficit in our 2011 budget with the rising diesel fuel costs, we have no choice but to add a few dollars to the ticket fees so that Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad can continue providing the extensive service we do in Cuyahoga, Summit and Stark counties," explains Steve Wait, President and CEO.

CVSR has not increased base ticket prices for the daily scenic excursions or Bike Aboard! in 5 years.The fuel surcharges that will be added are: $2 to the Adult Scenic Excursion ticket, $1 to the $2 Bike Aboard! Ticket and $3 for special events and charters.

"Should the fuel prices come back down, we will gladly take the surcharge off," assures Wait.

CVSR is in its 39th year of providing passenger rail service through Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Scenic Excursion Trains operate Wednesday through Sunday,June through October and weekends November to May.The National Park Scenic allows passengers to travel through Cuyahoga Valley National Park during a three hour round.Passengers can choose to stay on board, or hop off to visit attractions, shops, and venues in Peninsula, Akron or Canton.

Bike Aboard! allows bicyclists to bike the Towpath Trail in one direction, then flag the train down and ride the rail back to where they started nowfor just $3.Special events offered by CVSR include wine-tasting excursions, Steam in the Valley, Murder Mysteries, The Polar Express™ and more.

For more information, please visit www.CVSR.com.

Click here for new information on boarding stations.

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Did You Know?

Monarch Butterfly - US Fish and Wildlife Service Photo

Early September is the time to watch monarchs feed in Cuyahoga Valley fields rich with goldenrod and New England aster. These places serve as important re-fueling sites for these long distance travelers on their way to oyamel forests near Mexico City more than 2,000 miles away.