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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 #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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charlotte, nc
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

the train takes you from cumberland to frostburg, but the cars are closed, and some are very old and smelly, other than the rocking of the car, you would not know you were on a train. In addition, there are only a few places where you can see anything, trees encompass the rails. We were here on Friday July 25th... More

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Elkton, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went on the July 19th, Civil War ride from Cumberland MD to Frostburg MD. There wasn’t any narrations on the ride out to Frostburg, but there were a couple “actors” dressed in period clothing (not much interaction with passengers though). When we arrived at Frostburg we went into the train station and saw a slide show... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well worth the money and the trip, but be sure you book it when they are being pulled by the steam locomotive as opposed to the diesel. We booked the dining car with a meal... staff was more than helpful and courteous... food was ok, but worth the experience and the extra money as opposed to sitting in the coach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful scenery and good food at the cafe in Frostburg. My granddaughter was excited during the whole experience. Highly recommend.

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Reston, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were looking for a replacement for the Lazy Susan Dinner Theater in Woodbridge VA Only because they’re closed – we loved LSDT). We took the “Murder Mystery” dinner excursion. We’re not hoity hoity and we go to a lot of small community theaters. We’d rather have small intimate venues than larger professional casts. They charge $60 for the parlor... More

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took the train ride & loved it. Very well ran & nice friendly helpful staff.We had the first class car with free drinks & food. Well worth the extra money.You like to be pampered & taken care of this is for you. The view were wonderful & the ride very nice. When you reached Frostburg watching them turn the... More

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London, England
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329 reviews 329 reviews
163 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This attraction benefits from free weekend parking, but if you go outside of Sat & Sun you'll have to pay to park. The Depot is a delight as you wait for the train to arrive which is heralded by that initial blast of the steam whistle and the arrival of the train. The outward journey is more interesting from a... More

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Having ridden other steam powered trains in the country this one isn't real special, but has air conditioning and despite the upholstery being well worn, it is comfortable. Renting bikes next to the train station, shipping them up the hill on the train then peddling back downhill from Frostburg is the hot ticket if you're half fit.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

To begin with, our trip on the WMSR was very enjoyable. We took a picnic lunch which we enjoyed under the trees at the station in Frostburg. It could not have been a nicer day. The staff were quite pleasant and we enjoyed our seats in the Parlor car with cash bar serving local wines, beers, and sodas. However, one... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are looking for a fun trip then ride the train from Cumberland to Frostburg and back. I have always been interested in trains and this trip is a sheer joy. It is about a three hour trip with about a ninety minute layover in Frostburg. There are several nice places to get an inexpensive lunch before your ride... More

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