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Walkersville Southern Railroad

P.O. Box 651, Walkersville, MD 21793
(301) 898-0899
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English first
London, England
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326 reviews 326 reviews
160 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A nice small collection of railwayania and the chance to ride behind a tiny Industrial Diesel Locomotive along a short stretch of line. The museum has a good model railway layout although the operator was having a few problems when I visited but it gave me the opportunity to lend a hand.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very enjoyable and beautiful. It was fun to take a step back in history. On the ride you see the landscape as it could have looked and then definitely present day scenes! There's a little museum there. Also, the railroad offers a large variety of rides.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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202 reviews 202 reviews
46 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My husband and I love to ride on old trains and were looking forward to this ride in the little town of Walkersville about 15 minutes north of Frederick, MD. The conductor was very outgoing and cheerful as we waited for the ride. On the train, the PA system was so bad that we really couldn't understand 90% of the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

One of my wifes and I first dates as railroad buffs was on this railroad in 2010. we fell in love with it from day 1. When we decided to get married in September of last year we chose wsrr . The price, location The caterer of th dinner train was to good to pass up. Brooke, the organizer of... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Save your money..we spent 65 dollars for a dirty train, dirty seats that looked like they had just been dusted off that morning, that smelled like mold, and scenery of the back of peoples yards, weeds and the highway. My son talked to santa, whose elf..who was not dressed up by the way, proceeded to give him a bendable $1... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We found this gem about two years ago, and every trip there has been pure joy, for the children and adults. The people there are fantastic!! We are going to see Santa again this 2013 Christmas season, (will report back). I know its going to be a blast!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

my wife and I where married on the wssr on september 14 2014. we chartered the dinning car train for our reception and caboose for our ceremony. brooke was a dream to work with! the rr can provide a piano player at a minimal cost for your reception which adds a nice touch to everything. the rr has the same... More

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We enjoyed a nice ride on this train. My three year old son ( a train enthusiast) really enjoyed himself. The train gave a nice view of some of the fall colors, neary farmland, and the mountains in the distance. Spotted a barn owl flying through the woods and also a great blue heron. I would really like to try... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My mother was coming into town for her birthday and loves train rides and mysteries. What better gift to give her than a mystery dinner train ride. Unfortunately it was pouring down rain so we did not get to see any scenery at all nor visit any of the train station. The ride was 2 hours. Have assigned seating and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Being a train enthusiast, as well as the grand-daughter of a Twentieth-Century Limited engineer, I welcomed the opportunity to ride the rails on a Saturday morning this past August in Walkersville. The ticket office is rustic with some small souveniers for sale and the train of the day was composed of several open cars with tiered benches in the center... More

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