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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, Md, Cumberland, MD 21502
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Cumberland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: The 1916 steam locomotive "Mountain Thunder" takes passengers on a fall foliage scenic tour between Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland.
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Ok -- so I've been wanting to do this for YEARS!! Finally talked my hubby into going with me (how can you enjoy something if you have no one to say "remember when?"). I was afraid that he was going to back out so I didn't buy the tickets until we arrived in Cumberland. All I can say is that... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lots of places to check out; portable toilets and flat. Beautiful and fun. The C&O Towpath parallels at a lower elevation and closer to the river. We love the asphalt trail as it's a nice smooth ride.

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Cumberland, Maryland, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

have traveled on the rail several times and never have I had a bad experience the crew and venders and the stations have always been helpful and courteous

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208 reviews 208 reviews
22 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Challenged by my wife to find something different and fun for her Birthday, I stumbled across the Western Railroad Murder Mystery train in Cumberland Maryland. I chose the option that included dinner, and shared dietary restrictions. The woman who I spoke to read me the ingredients of the available options, and based on a milk allergy, we went with the... More

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Richmond, Kentucky
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I took my elderly mom and dad on this 32 mile, 3 1\2 hour trip and they loved it (one hour there, 11\2 hour layover at Frostburg, and one hour back). The scenery was beautiful and the carts were maintained well. There are restrooms and snacks available on board. There is a good commentator on the train and while I... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It was a nice ride and the food was very good. but I think they should have a car for children because they were a little loud and we didn't get to hear any of the information they were saying over the speaker.

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Catonsville, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Let me break a few things down. My wife and I visited Frostburg/Cumberland for a quick weekend getaway that was within driving distance of Baltimore. After looking for something off the beaten path, we decided to try the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. They offered a train ride from Cumberland to Frostburg that included dinner and a murder mystery show. I'll... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Scenic is a misnomer - you mostly see trees. The "regular " cars are unrestored mouldy units with ripped dirty covers that will transport you back to 70's New York subways without the artistic graffiti. Frost burg is a dump and you will have to scout for a decent place to eat. My wife gave me a taste of my... More

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Cooksville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We loved it. We booked two seats in the Parlor car; AC, big comfortable leather seats facing the window and a cash bar that serves beer, soda and wine from a local winery. You can buy snacks in the snack car. It was very relaxing and the country side was beautiful. The train travels from Cumberland to Frostburg and takes... More

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Binghamton, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It was a last minute decision to take this train trip because we stopped in Cumberland for the night on the way back from kentucky. They had a lot of people riding the train, so the lines were a little long but that seems to be typical for a great railroad like this. The seats were comfortable, the AC was... More

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