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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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Address: 13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, Md, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number: 1-800-872-4650
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: The 1916 steam locomotive "Mountain Thunder" takes passengers on a fall...
The 1916 steam locomotive "Mountain Thunder" takes passengers on a fall foliage scenic tour between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland.
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Worth the time and money

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is worth the time and money for the trip. Make sure that you sit on the station side of the rail car - better view all the way to Frostburg... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is worth the time and money for the trip. Make sure that you sit on the station side of the rail car - better view all the way to Frostburg. Great opportunity to ride a steam locomotive and see the scenery and learn a little Western Maryland history.

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Ridgeley, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took my grandsons on this steam engine train trip. The views of the mountains in Cumberland, MD are just beautiful. The train ends at the town of Frostburg, where there are several gift shop and snack restaurants.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The North Pole Express is a really nice train (in December). Probably as close as you could get to an actual "Polar Express" experience. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the price. Great for small children.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a wonderful experience to ride the WM Scenic Railroad, #734. Beautiful country to view. Excellent plan for a great day out!

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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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