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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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Address: 13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, MD 21502
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+1 240-920-6273

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a variety of scenic, dining,...

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 on Saturday evenings. Also available throughout the year are various specialty and holiday excursions.

*Special Notice*

Despite a landslide that occurred along Western Maryland Scenic Railroad tracks, WMSR will adhere to its 2016 schedule.

Operations will continue with a change to the usual route. Excursions will depart eastward from the Cumberland Station. This will provide guests the opportunity to view the WMSR Shop, where our heritage equipment is restored, maintained, and housed. This is the current site of the C&O 1309 restoration. The train will then head west, traveling past the Cumberland Station to Woodcock Hollow. Guests will have the opportunity to see the most notable landmarks along the route, including Brush Tunnel and Helmstetter’s Curve.

The section of land where the landslide occurred in early 2016 must be stabilized before safe passage can resume to Frostburg. It is the priority of WMSR and the government agencies involved to ensure everyone’s safety.

WMSR would like to thank Allegany County and the surrounding community, as well as its guests, for their continued support. As we look forward to our return to Frostburg, we will continue to provide our guests with fun, memorable experiences aboard WMSR.

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Big Time Fun Riding the Rails

A group of us went on this rail excursion - it was a lot of fun. It is very organized. The Murder Mystery was fun and very entertaining. We had lots of laughs. The wait staff... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2015
Nancy A

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Romney, West Virginia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2015

I nice trip from Cumberland to Frostburg, MD but be forewarned that the car you will ride in is probably a "modern" car and you won't be able to stick your head out the window - although usually there is a car with some openings in it where you CAN stick your head out for a picture, etc. (Those open... More 

1 Thank RickH26757
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2015

A group of us went on this rail excursion - it was a lot of fun. It is very organized. The Murder Mystery was fun and very entertaining. We had lots of laughs. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. We all thought the scenery was beautiful. The train stops in Frostburg and you can watch... More 

1 Thank Nancy A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Disappointed-saw almost nothing but trees on both legs of the trip. We thought we would see more on the return, but they didn't turn the train, only the engine, so we were on the same side of the train. The woman said there were many shops and restaurants in walking distance on the break. Well that was after many, many... More 

3 Thank Lori C
Middle River
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

Really nice scenic ride through the mountains. The steam locomotive was great. The cars were air conditioned, clean and comfortable. The crew were pleasant and professional .Everyone should take a ride.

2 Thank Kelly M
Suffolk, Virginia
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74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

The other reviewers have done a fine job rating the actual train ride and I concur with their assessment. My review will concentrate on the topic of small children riding the train. THIS IS NOT a "Thomas the Tank Engine" type of ride. If your child has the attention span of a knat, please do not take them until they... More 

1 Thank 767NucEngineer
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Took the old train to go up the mountain and down. The steam engine is just fascinating, but the trip in itself is definitely not worth the money. The wagons are plain, the view also, and the only thing interesting in Frostburg is the Steam Engine turn around. Food is just not worth the try. During the trip, do not... More 

3 Thank cocoaxelarthur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2015

The old steam engine carries you up the mountain. The views of the mountains and valleys on the way up are incredible. We rented bicycles and rode the bike trail back to Cumberland from Frostburg. The ride was very easy since it was downhill all the way though it did take a couple hours accounting for photo stops. The directions... More 

4 Thank RamblinTrav
Belmont, Ohio
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have ridden this train several times and have never been disappointed.The steam engine is a true site when it comes around the corner to pick up the passengers. Also, when the engines goes thru the turntable to turn the engine around to head back down the hill is a little thrilling and beautiful. The ride itself is a little... More 

3 Thank Judy O
Baltimore, Maryland
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2015

Not as good a view as I hoped for, but I think I may have been sitting on the "wrong" side of the train. I stood in the "open area" of the train car to get a better view. It's nice, but beware the embers flying around in that area (sunglasses may help). I'd definitely ride it again because it... More 

5 Thank LuvRavens
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38 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Rode the train from Cumberland to Frostburg, had the old steam locomotive pulling which was a real treat. The cars were comfortable and air conditioned, which was important as it was over 90 that day. Conductor and rest of the staff were very freindly, and eager to answer questions, take pictures, etc. The scenery is wonderful. Would highly recommend you... More 

6 Thank Jeff G

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