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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad readies for end of shutdown
The scene railroad lost some of its busiest time of the year to the government shutdown
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
A Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train
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The predicted end of the government shutdown could mean full steam ahead for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

The railroad is affiliated with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. When the park shut down, the scenic railroad had to as well.

Spokeswoman Kelly Steele-Moore said the railroad was closed during its busiest month of the year. She said they can’t make up the loss, but they are ready to open back up.

Hear Steele-Moore on steps CVRS will take to start back up when government shutdown ends.

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“We are calling in crews, we’re getting the train fueled up and ready to go and calling back in our part-time seasonals —they’re all on standby at this point in time,” said Steele-Moore. “As soon as we hear that everything is signed and the government has reopened, we want to be back on the rails in a couple hours.”
 
Steele-Moore said the railroad is preparing for the popular Polar Express trips starting Nov. 15. 

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