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Veteran’s Honored with Free Train Ride on November 12, 2012

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Date: November 6, 2012
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, CVSR, (330) 657-1915

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

PO Box 158, Peninsula, OH 44264 www.CVSR.com
Phone: 1 (800) 468-4070 Fax: (330) 657- 2080  

Peninsula, OH - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) announces a FREE train ride to honor veterans and their families on Monday, November 12, 2012, through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The train will depart from the Rockside Station, located at 7900 Old Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131, at 1:30 p.m. for a three-hour excursion to Akron Northside Station and back. Passengers will be able to enjoy the Voices of the Valley audio tour, which describes the cultural and natural history of Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP).

The FREE tickets will be available at the Rockside Station 45 minutes prior to departure, and will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis. No advanced tickets are available. All current military members, veterans and their families are invited. World War II Veteran's will be seated in the Premium Section as special recognition. Wheelchair access is available, though limited.

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 is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing excursion rail service this year. For more information about the railroad, visit www.CVSR.com .

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/cuva/ or call (330) 657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boat on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Lock 27 along the Ohio & Erie Canal became known as Johnnycake Lock after several boats ran aground due to flooding. While stranded, supplies ran low and canal passengers and crew ate only corn meal pancakes, known as "johnnycakes".