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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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great ride

Saturday and Sunday only. But a ver good ride through the mountains of WV and MD. Open air coaches... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
larrysI2089NJ
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Houston, United States
Murder Mystery Dinner Train Is Wonderfully Fun

Perfectly timed and well received! The food was excellent, the Mystery was fun and the train ride... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane H
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Nescopeck, Pennsylvania
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The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a variety of scenic, dining, and specialty excursions throughout the year. Individual and group rates are available for the Mountain Limited, our scenic excursion, as well as Evening Paradise Dinner Trains...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected to see more of the Maryland countryside. Not mostly woods and backyards, on a train going 10 mph. Should have gone hiking or biking instead, if we knew the train was going to go this slow. Announcer put some historical context into sites...More

3  Thank NAE60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a silly trip that takes a very long time. If your children are obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine, then by all means subject yourself to this mind numbing experience. The train has not been cleaned well in quite some time. It provides...More

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly timed and well received! The food was excellent, the Mystery was fun and the train ride made it perfect!

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride to Frostburg took about an hour and was comfortable in an air conditioned rail car. The snack bar on the train was an added little surprise. The conductor went out of his way to make everyone feel comfortable. For an additional $5...More

1  Thank bruces61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday and Sunday only. But a ver good ride through the mountains of WV and MD. Open air coaches. Be sure to bring a camera.

1  Thank larrysI2089NJ
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we do not have open air coaches, but one day we may! We do offer rides from Cumberland to Frostburg! Thanks for the kind review.

Reviewed August 13, 2018

The family decided to take the train to try the Murder Mystery ride. It was really awesome. The scenery, depending on which side of the train you were on, was either mostly forest or open areas. Either one had enough to keep you attention. The...More

Thank mbabill
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really appreciate your kind review! Can't wait to see you again in the Fall!

Reviewed August 11, 2018

Wonderful place for an awesome train ride for friends and couples! Went to this place last summer and was an awesome experience!!

Thank engineerpat5290
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you on board again soon!!

Reviewed July 28, 2018

First be aware that you may be able to get a discount using Groupon as we did. As part of the retiree contingent that really likes most things train, this was a winner. Not sure many of the kids on the trip enjoyed it much...More

3  Thank grandeb
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Really appreciate your thoughtful review! Hope to see you in the Fall!

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

The trip was interesting and fantastic. The narrator was very informative and pointed out all the land marks. The only down side to the trip is the recommended parking BEWARE, when the train arrives back to the station it may take you 30-40 minutes to...More

2  Thank kro4224
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thanks so much for your review! We apologize for this inconvenience with parking. Hope to see you on board this Fall!

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We did the regular Frostburg Flyer Express and loved everything about it. The old train station is very well maintained. All railroad personnel were extremely friendly and helpful. One of the most noticeable qualities of the ride was how well maintained the engine and cars...More

1  Thank craiggrayburn
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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August 25, 2018|
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Response from G6021SImarkb | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I’m sure if you call the tickets office they could answer your questions.
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August 1, 2018|
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Response from nopainjoe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, The prices jump. We did the dining car and had the whole car to share with three other couples. Had window seats and no one jumping around. Plus it was much quieter.The food was good, too. Not more weekday excursions... More
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April 22, 2018|
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Response from Frostburger | Reviewed this property |
I was a big fan of the scenic railroad, for the local economy and I love steam locomotives. As a local, I rode it once, about 18 years ago when my daughter 's class rode. I concur, the price of the Murder Mystery Train, in... More
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