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Address: 34 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone Number: (301) 898-0899
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Choo choo train in the country

I haven't taken the Ride as yet but the train depot is near my home so I hear the whistle blow. It sounds like the past, it sounds like mystery and romance. We bought tickets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I haven't taken the Ride as yet but the train depot is near my home so I hear the whistle blow. It sounds like the past, it sounds like mystery and romance. We bought tickets for our grandson to ride with Santa last year, what fun. This year I will go too and chug along to the sound of children... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our group of 32 arranged for an hour-long trip south from Walkersville, MD, on a warm, sunny afternoon. The open air rail cars were great fun and provided a woodsy view into the Frederick County countryside. Our conductor provided helpful narrative regarding the train and the lovely views. The employees/volunteers who took care of our group were "over-the-top" friendly and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were two adults and and two kids, 5 and 2.The fare was quite reasonable, only $40 for all four. My son and the two grandchildren had been on the train before, but they seemed to be enjoying from the start. The train was pulled by a diesel engine, and we sat in an open wagon. The staff, I was... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Walkersville Southern Railroad is an all-volunteer operation that runs from Walkersville, Maryland to the outskirts of Frederick, about 6 1/2 miles one way. The railroad has a variety of early diesel engines, although we rode a steam train that had been borrowed from an owner in Indiana and trucked in. There is a nicely restored station, a small museum,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and great food. The staff were extremely pleasant and easy to talk to, fellow passengers enjoyed the evening as well so the entire experience was very positive. The food from The Carriage House (Emmitsburg, MD) was delicious and each course was served in perfect timing to the last. We were greeted and seated on time, they took the... More 

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Walkersville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dinner on the train this evening, it was quaint, charming and the food was surprisingly delicious. The train ride was slow and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised to find a well apportioned dining car. Dinner is byob and our train rain for about two and half hours. The service was great and all our expectations... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The train was overbooked when we got there, so they put us in the caboose, which was actually better than the regular deal! The employees were very friendly, the Easter Bunny made his rounds, we got to sit in the top seats of the caboose. It was a pleasant 2 hours. Funny though, pay $45 to ride a train at... More 

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SYKESVILLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was gift from my Son & Daughter-in-Law to have a special dinner on the train. It was a snowy evening and we boarded the dining car to sit down to a lovely table decorated in red and white with a cheese and fruit platter for us to share. You bring your own wine or cocktails and we did bring... More 

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Sykesville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A rainy Saturday found us traveling to Walkersville in Frederick County to ride this fun local tourist train. We bought our tickets in a small old restored station/depot building and boarded the train right away. It wasn't too crowded so we found seats immediately. The ride is enjoyable and moves at a steady but relatively slow pace. There is an... More 

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had our wedding on the train and it was absolutely awesome! The venue was clean, helpful staff and professional. The staff went way above the call of duty to make everything beautiful. For a small venue it was perfect and a little different from just renting a hall. We had guest from all over the country and they enjoyed... More 

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Address: 34 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone Number: (301) 898-0899
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Walkersville

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