Scenic railroad in NE Ohio sets ridership record

PENINSULA, Ohio (AP) — The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley Scenic Railroad in northeast Ohio says it set a new ridership record last year.

The railroad says it carried more than 210,000 passengers through Cuyahoga Valley National Park in 2012. That's up from about 160,000 riders in 2011, when it was closed for a time for track repairs, and more than 195,000 in 2010.

The scenic railroad runs trains on varying schedules throughout the year from stations between suburban Cleveland and the Akron area. The not-for-profit organization is marking its 40th year of excursion rail service.

Besides scenic trips, it also offers special events such as rides designed especially for children and beer- and wine-tasting trips for adults.

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