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Address: P.O. Box 651, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone Number: (301) 898-0899
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A Fun Local Tourist Train

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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Sykesville, Maryland
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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33 attraction reviews
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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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60 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 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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67 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had purchased a half-price deal to try out this old-fashioned train ride with my "choo-choo"-obsessed two-year-old, and it was a fun experience for the whole family (kiddo, Mom, Dad, and Grandma). We showed up at about 10:45 on a Saturday` and had no trouble getting a ticket for the 11 AM ride, although the open-air car was already full... More 

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London, England
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165 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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Address: Address: P.O. Box 651, Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone Number: (301) 898-0899
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Walkersville

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