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Federal shutdown shuts down the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Disruption comes at one of the most popular times of the year
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


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Mark Urycki
 
the shutdown threatens two sold-out events: Ales on Rails and Grape Escape
Courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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The partial shutdown of the federal government is affecting more than just government workers.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is closed and much of its staff has been furloughed. And that means the non-profit scenic railroad that runs through the park also has to stop.

Railroad spokesman Kelley Steele says the phones have ringing.

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"Fall colors is a very big and popular time of year for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.It's a great time to be in the

Here's more from the railroad on the impact: 
http://www.cvsr.com/how-the-federal-shut-down-effects-cvsr

national park and a great way to see the national park, by the railroad. And also Polar Express tickets went on sale today. At this point in time that is not affected, and those tickets will remain on sale."

The popular Polar Express ride doesn’t start until mid-November,  but two other special excursions are threatened.  The “Ales on Rails” beer-tasting ride this Friday and the “Grape Escape” wine-tasting ride the following Friday are both sold out.

Steele says the railroad won’t be able to make up for ridership lost during the shut-down.

Here's a list from the Washington Post of nine of the most significant impacts of the shutdown in the early days:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/01/the-nine-most-painful-consequences-of-a-government-shutdown/ 
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