Canal Visitor Center Closure
Canal Visitor Center will be closed for construction, starting Monday, May 6, 2013. It will reopen with new exhibits in early 2014.
Riverview Road Closure
Riverview Rd from the Cuyahoga Falls line north to the Peninsula line will be re-paved, beginning the week of April 22. Expect delays. Flaggers will direct traffic. Work is expected to be completed by Memorial Day weekend.
Towpath Trail Closure
NPS has closed the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail from Hillside Road to Stone Road in Valley View. A section of the trail is not passable due to hazardous conditions caused by erosion. Towpath is expected to be open by Memorial Day, May 27.
Bald Eagle Closure in Effect
RR tracks, and 30 foot right of way on either side, are closed to all foot traffic from the Rt. 82 Bridge at Station Rd, north to the RR tracks at. The Cuyahoga R. downstream of the Brecksville Dam to the Fitzwater Rd Bridge is closed to water activities.
Day Out with Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Peninsula, Ohio – It’s "Steamies" versus "Diesels" and our favorite No.1 engine is right on track! Thomas the Tank Engine™ is set to roll into Boston Mills Boarding Station for the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011. All little engineers are invited to cheer him on and take a ride with Thomas. The event, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, and Friday through Sunday, May 27, 28, and 29, will be hosted by Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) and presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands, a leading toy company.
For 66 years, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends. Pulling out of the station for its 16th consecutive ride on the rails, the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 will visit more than 45 cities in the United States and Canada. Day Out With Thomas™ is the only place for families to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of everybody’s favorite No. 1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™, and enjoy Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including stamps, temporary tattoos, and hands-on arts and crafts. Each year the tour grows, traveling to new destinations, adding new activities, and welcoming new visitors.
Thomas the Tank Engine™, star of Thomas & Friends™, on PBS KIDS® and Sprout® kicks off his Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 in March and is expected to welcome more than one million passengers through November. During the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011, children will ride with Thomas up steep hills, around deep, blue lakes, and help him win the race against the diesel engines—if only in their imaginations. Day Out With Thomas™ activities include:
• A 35-minute (approximate) ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™
• The opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, Controller of the Railway
• A Thomas & Friends™ Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts activities and coloring sheets.
• Commemorative activities, merchandise and giveaways to celebrate the 2011 Thomas & Friends™ DVD movie Day of the Diesels (September 2011, Lionsgate), including:
• Storytelling, video viewing and live music
The tour provides a unique, interactive family experience at every station, offering a variety of entertaining activities that reflect the local flavor of each stop. At Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, activities will include: inflatable bounces, model railroad display, a maze, a play area, and a Touch A Truck display.
The approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ will depart every hour, rain or shine, with departure times at 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. daily. Tickets for the Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are $18 plus tax for ages two and up.
Tickets are on sale now by calling toll-free 866-468-7630 or logging onto www.ticketweb.com/dowt. For more information and directions contact Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at 800-468-4070 or visit www.CVSR.com.
For general information or to find a Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 event near you, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt.
For media use only: For high-resolution downloadable artwork or additional information please go to www.hitnewsonline.com and select Day Out With Thomas™: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 artwork.
CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization celebrating its 39th year of providing passenger rail service and is operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and along the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.
About Thomas & Friends™
About HIT Entertainment
About MEGA Brands
Did You Know?
During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.