Steam In The Valley: Night Shoot Session - Rockside Station [SE] [STE] [DT] [FALL]
Sep 27, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Rockside Station
Independence, OH
Ticket sales ended Sep 28, 2019 11:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
3.5 hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park pulled by the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive #765. Ticket range: $25-150. Ticket includes round trip train ride and an opportunity to deboard the train at a secure location for an exclusive NIGHTTIME photo opportunity. Request wheelchair accessible tickets by calling 1-800-468-4070 ext. 240. Viewing on mobile? Click "Desktop Site" in bottom left for full description.

The Experience:

Aboard the first ever nighttime run, passengers will enjoy a three-and-a-half-hour train ride  and a rare opportunity to shoot photographs of No. 765. Upon deboarding halfway through the ride, the engine will be stationary, and the area will have special lighting, so guests have optimal shooting conditions. We encourage guests to dress for the occasion in their best 1940s or 50s look.

Restrooms are available on board. A concession car will be open to all passengers who wish to purchase snacks, beverages and CVSR merchandise. Cash and credit cards are accepted (excluding American Express)

Learn more about the No. 765 here.

Round trip: 3.5 hours

Parking is available at this station for no additional cost.


The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

Learn more and view pictures here.


+Dinner on The Train $135-150

Ages 21+. Savor four-courses of chef prepared food and complimentary bar service aboard this fine-dining experience.

+BBQ Dinner $60

Ages 3+. Enjoy a BBQ dinner aboard an evening ride


Coach Car $25 

Ages 3+  Seating in enclosed coach cars. Seats are in blocks of four with seats that face each other. General seating once you are in your assigned car.  

NKP Open Air Car #62 & #90 $35

Ages 3 and older. Seating in a traditional open air, open window coach car. Seats are in blocks of four with seats that face each other. General seating once you are in your assigned car.

Table Car $40

Ages 3+. Seating in our table cars. Seats are at four-top dining tables with chairs. Seating is assigned. 

First Class $50

Ages 3+. Seating in the first class section of the Silver Bronco. This car offers additional leg room, head rests and comfortable padded seats. Seats are in block sections of four with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. NOTE: Each section offers an amply sized table. 

Upper Dome $65

Ages 3+. Seating in the Silver Bronco upper dome observation car. Passengers experience a bird's-eye-view under a panoramic, glass enclosure. Seats are in block sections of four with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. NOTE: Each section offers an amply sized table.

Refund and Exchange Policies:

  • All tickets are non-refundable upon purchase without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout. 
  • Please review your order carefully prior to entering payment. 
  • REFUND PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT: All tickets are non-refundable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at check out. Refund protection is a $20.00 charge. The total cost of tickets will be refunded minus the $20.00 fee. 
  • With the purchase of Refund Protection, the  railroad must be notified at least 3 days prior to scheduled trip. After 3 days, tickets will not be refunded.   Customers requesting a refund must contact
  • All tickets are non-exchangeable upon purchase.

Other Policies

  • Passengers under the age of 3 are not required to purchase a ticket, but must be seated on a parent or guardian's lap throughout the duration of the train ride. 
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed on board.
  • All passengers purchasing alcohol on board must be 21 years of age or older, and will need to show valid ID.
  • No alcohol sales on Sunday until 1 p.m.
  • Smoking and use of e-cigarettes is not permitted on board or within 50 feet of the ticket booth.
  • Read more about CVSR policies here: CVSR Policies

Important Information:

Departure Station: ROCKSIDE STATION located at 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

We recommend you arrive to the train station at least 45 minutes prior to departure. The train will arrive around this time, and boarding will begin shortly after. The train will not wait for late passengers. Please plan your travel time accordingly and allow extra time for unforeseen weather and traffic incidents. Tickets will not be refunded due to traffic delays or road conditions.

Passengers requesting use of our ADA lift to board the train should contact CVSR Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 240 or

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