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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Address: 13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, Md, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: 1-800-872-4650
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Ranked #2 of 5 Activities in Cumberland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: The 1916 steam locomotive "Mountain Thunder" takes passengers on a fall foliage scenic tour between...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: The 1916 steam locomotive "Mountain Thunder" takes passengers on a fall foliage scenic tour between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland.

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Millsboro
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For all the men that are still the "little boys" at heart and enjoy the history of our nation...Added attraction is riding the train in the spring; staying at the "Ramada" to view them from your room; in the lounge/ restaurant, or a comfortable chair outside

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We've been up for 3 years now to ride to the North Pole and the kids always enjoy it. This year seemed to be better than last - everything moved a bit faster, a little more organized it seemed. The "North Pole" was warmer and brighter, Holiday cookies instead of Grandma's. My only disappointment was, we miss getting our pictures... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We took a large party (32) on the day trip from Cumberland Maryland to Frostburg. The Western Maryland trip was wonderful and the kids loved being on the train! First of all, the employees at the train depot were very organized and willing to help get such a large party on the train altogether. Second, since we knew in advance... More 

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Centreville, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In the interest of full disclosure, let me say that I do a great deal of photography for the WMSR, and so my opinion might be a little biased. Now that's out of the way. SO, where does one start? The WMSR is a top notch tourist railroad and is a fanastic way to spend a day or even a... More 

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Tracys Landing, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS. AVOID AT ALL COST My family had spent 2 months looking forward to this. We arrived at the train station completely dressed for the holiday including matching pajamas for the kids and festive hats for the adults. For many of us this was the first time on a train. My 6 year old... More 

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Cumberland, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Rode the railroad with friends and family in the Fall. The scenery was beautiful, and we lucked out with premium coach seating (or we would have waited in line a LOOOONG time to board). Word of caution: we had half-price vouchers that made the ride a reasonable price, otherwise, I would have skipped it. The staff on the train was... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Christmas season Train is awesome. The lights along the tour and hot chocolate and cookies at the switch over on the way back. The Murder Mystery Dinner is fascinating and captures your attention all the way through

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I went on this train ride because my husband and son love trains. We purchased the first class tickets so we could pick our seats and sit together on the train. The seats are a little bit nicer than just regular coach seats. This was advertised as a Santa Ride but Santa walked around once and handed out a mini... More 

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Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I purchased tickets for the North Pole train to take my 1 1\2 and 2 1\2 year old on which both love trains. We live 2 1\2 hours away and had a party of 9 rented 2 hotel rooms and drove down. We were to board train @ 5:30 and leave @ 6pm we arrived @ 5:10 to get our... More 

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Phoenix, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

worth every penny paid to get the train to take you up to Frostburg. Nice coast back for 18 miles. Fun ride. Will do it again.

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