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CVSR Resumes Limited Operations

February 15, 2021

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad resumed limited operations on Saturday (Feb., 13) with members only trips out of Peninsula.

The Winter Flyer boarded in Peninsula and went north on trips lasting 1 hour, 15 minutes.

The Winter Flyer will operate on Saturdays during February, March and April.

There is no charge for tickets but passengers must be a CVSR member and obtain tickets in advance.

Each member is allowed to acquire a section of four or six tickets per day and must show their ID number at the time of booking.

A notice on the CVSR website said the excursions are being conducted amid strict and stringent safety practices and procedures including frequent sanitation, the wearing of facial masks, implementing physical distancing, and operating trains at no more than 50 percent of capacity.

Trains will depart Peninsula at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and return at 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Park Scenic excursions between Akron and Rockside Road in Independence are not operating.

A notice on the CVSR website said trips will resume in 2021, but did not say when.

In an unrelated matter, the CVSR elected its officers for 2021 and recognized three retiring members of its governing board.

Elected chair of the board was James Virost, retired chief financial officer of the Robbins Company.

Other officers elected include John C. Scott, senior vice president and regional executive for the Institutional Real Estate Group of KeyBank National Association, vice chair; Alex Clarke, president of Brechbuhler Truck Sales, treasurer; and Matthew Ridings, partner, Thompson Hine, secretary.

The board decided that Past Chair Peter Buerling, retired director, records and information compliance at FirstEnergy Corporation will serve on the executive committee.

Also named to the executive committee was Amanda Smith, an attorney at Kastner Westman & Wilkins, as an at-large member.

Three board members stepped down at the conclusion of 2020. They were Ray Labuda, retired vice president, Hankook Tire Company, who served on the Board from 2014-2020 and chair from 2016-2018; George Snider, retired CEO, SRA Internationa, who served on the board from 2006-2020 and as chair from 2011-2015; and Elizabeth Loveman, vice president and controller, ACCO Industries, who served from 2018-2020.