Operation Staff Changes Announced at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Date: March 1, 2012
Contact: Kelly Steele-Moore, Director of Marketing, 330-657-1915

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Peninsula, Ohio - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) has announced staff changes in the Operations Department, effective immediately.

Larry Blanchard, who has been a volunteer with CVSR for more than 16 years, and the Director of Operations for the past 4 years, is returning to the position of Trainmaster. As Trainmaster, he will primarily be responsible for overseeing the Yard operations and track inspections. Blanchard, whose career in railroading has been over 50 years, retired from CSX Freight Railroad in 2000.

Dennis Varian has assumed the role of Director of Operations. Varian comes to CVSR with over 28 years experience in railroading. "I am excited to be working with CVSR and in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The people are great, the area is beautiful and I look forward to a great 2012," commented Varian.

CVSR is a private sector, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) volunteer supported organization 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. The railroad is celebrating its 40th anniversary of providing passenger rail service in the valley. Information and a list of all upcoming events can be found at 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 www.dayinthevalley.com/ or call (330) 657-2752.


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