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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, Md, Cumberland, MD 21502
1-800-872-4650
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Cumberland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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, Landmarks
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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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 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
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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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Easton, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I purchased tickets for for this trip as a birthday present. I t was a very enjoyable and fun experience. All the staffers from the people manning the concessions to the train conductor were pleasant and ready to answer any questions. The steam locomotive was great.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

I rode in the Parlor car, but had a seat behind the ones in front of the windows. The trip length was just right at about an hour each way with a 90 minute stop in Frostburg. Also, beer and wine was available in the Parlor car. The carriage museum in Frostburg was free, and the turntable was really cool... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We loved the ride from Cumberland to Frostburg, MD./ The scenery was beautiful and the ride was very nice. We were in a standard train car, but it is possible to get fancier seating. The last car on the train has a lunch counter. Downside: Frostburg is at the bottom of a very steep and long hill which must be... More 

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