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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Cumberland, MD, USA
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About Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a variety of scenic, dining, and specialty excursions throughout the year. The roundtrip experience begins in Cumberland, MD and features a layover in Frostburg, MD where you will watch our locomotive change direction on a turntable. You can also bring your bike and coast back down the mountain along the Great Allegheny Passage.
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Timothy A wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Railroad parking lot straight off exit, get parking token while buying ticket for free parking. Take your bike to the end of the platform for them to load it in caboose, take your gear with you on the train. Little over an hour up on train, train takes 1 1/2 hours before it starts back. Little cafes at both ends are the best places to eat, better than up the steep hill in Frostburg. Its cold on the way back because its mostly downhill, and you don't pedal all the time. You'll need a mountable light for super dark long tunnel on the way back, tunnel lights aren't bright enough inside. Bring a jacket if its cloudy and 70 or below. No water or bathroom stops on the way back, in May 2010. Mostly farms and nature on ride back, need map to chart where you are using the pole markers. Won't see roads or houses until last section of ride.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Susan K wrote a review Mar 2020
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Love taking my grandkids on the east train. I isn't as good as it used to be but it is still fun. Ride was way too short and the kids searched for eggs in tall grass next to the track so the younger kids really lost out.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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John W wrote a review Mar 2020
Pasadena, Maryland6 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife booked ride on the Train for my birthday. We got the lunch and beverage deal. Really was a scenic ride and the meal was very good.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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robinaree wrote a review Mar 2020
Winchester, Virginia24 contributions11 helpful votes
I had a wonderful ride on the Frostburg Flyer while in the area for a weekend getaway. The train ride was relaxing, the staff was amazing, and the views were incredible. I will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GlennW0147 wrote a review Feb 2020
Greenbelt, Maryland36 contributions8 helpful votes
This trip was a standard round trip between Cumberland and Frostburg. No special events, dates, etc. Nonetheless, it's an enjoyable train ride with some good narration. The old steam locomotive (no. 734) is out of service, but the diesel locomotive provides a good ride. The snack bar on the train is reasonably priced with good service, and the passenger car interior was comfortable, despite the cold February weather outside. The train goes slowly (perhaps 15 MPH?), so there's a bit more time to view the passing scenery. The train wasn't crowded, probably because it's off-season now. Overall, a worthwhile experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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