Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad ‘Dinner on a Train’ returns for 2020 season

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad ‘Dinner on a Train’ returns for 2020 season
In this file photo from 2019 four Zephyr railcars arrived at the Independence Cuyahoga Valley Railroad Station Thursday, September 20, including two Vista Dome cars that were part of the California Zephyr trainset. Pulled by the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive, the four cars were purchased by the CVSR for part of their fleet. (Source: Michael K. Dakota)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad announced today the Dinner on the Train excursion will return for the 2020 season.

Dinner on the Train was hugely popular in 2019.

In 2020 the CVSR will add an additional table car to increase capacity.

The dinner excursion will now be able to accommodate 146 passengers.

In this file photo four Zephyr railcars arrive at the Independence Cuyahoga Valley Railroad Station Thursday, September 20, 2019, including two Vista Dome cars that were part of the California Zephyr trainset. Pulled by the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive, the four cars were purchased by the CVSR for part of their fleet.
In this file photo four Zephyr railcars arrive at the Independence Cuyahoga Valley Railroad Station Thursday, September 20, 2019, including two Vista Dome cars that were part of the California Zephyr trainset. Pulled by the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive, the four cars were purchased by the CVSR for part of their fleet. (Source: Michael K. Dakota)

Additionally, Dinner on the Train will depart from Akron Northside station on one Saturday a month starting in February.

Passengers will enjoy four courses of cuisine, prepared by Nomad Culinary.

A complimentary bar is available for guests and wine is poured throughout the courses. Menus change bi-weekly and a vegetarian/vegan option is available for substitution upon request.

The two-hour excursion departs every Friday from Rockside Station and select Saturdays from Akron Station at 7 p.m. Guests may board at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a signature cocktail and appetizers.

The Rockside Station for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
The Rockside Station for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Source: Michael Dakota)

Tickets for January 24 – March 25 dates will go on sale to CVSR members at the Brakeman level or above on Thursday, November 14 at 10 a.m. Public sales will open on Thursday, November 21 at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $100 per person for table car seating, $105 for per person for first class seating and $120 per person for dome seating.

Ticket includes complimentary bar service, two-hour train ride and four-course dinner.

Tickets can be purchased at cvsr.org/dinner-on-the-train or by calling 330-439-5708.

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