Transportation is an important part of a functioning society. It allows for efficient communication, trade, and exchanges that help a civilization thrive. The most commonly known form of transportation is the automobile, since individuals use it on a daily basis to get through their busy lives. Railroad is also a part of people’s daily lives, but it exists in the background. Railcars deliver products to end users with a wide variety of types of freight cars, from autoracks, coil cars and gondolas to well cars and intermodal equipment. Companies rely on the railroad industry’s energy efficiency and capability of handling large loads to run their businesses, along with a plethora of other benefits. A. Stucki Company, based in Pennsylvania, has contributed to the success of the industry for over 100 years and is now comprised of 17 global locations and growing. They are focused on engineering, machining, reconditioning, and manufacturing of railcar parts, repair, and reconditioning. Their foundation rests on the quality of their products from the Atlantic to the Pacific Seaboard.
One of the biggest fascinations that children have is with trains. They are majestic sights as car after car glides past, seemingly coming out of nowhere and disappearing down some mysterious path. As we grow older, the mystery subsides as we learn the significance that railroads have had on the building of our nation by the delivering of products across industries. What is each type of freight car’s purpose? Some are obvious in their names — autoracks, refrigerated boxcars, and coil cars — but what about centerbeams, flatcars, covered and open-top hoppers, tank cars, well cars, and intermodal equipment. Each of these also have their own nicknames in the industry, making it all the more interesting for lay people. Businesses from the East Coast to West Coast can use freight cars to ship just about anything by rail to keep the economy flowing smoothly.
The Valentine’s Day event is called the “That’s Amore!” Taste of Italian Wines – Grape Escape Wine Tasting Excursion, and it takes place on Friday, February 10th. Passengers who take advantage of this Valentine’s special can expect to sample five different wines which will also be served with hors d’oeuvres. You will not only get to sample the wines, but you will also learn about each wine’s individual characteristics, including body, aroma, bouquet, and finish.
The beautiful moonlit ride will depart from the Rockside Station, and passengers will enjoy riding in comfort as they take in the sights. At the end of the two hour journey, you will have not only a memorable experience, but also your own Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Commemorative Tasting Glass.