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Your adventure begins at the historic Western Maryland Railway Station in the “Queen City” of Cumberland. Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of your journey behind one of our vintage steam or diesel engines from the comfort of one our restored coaches. You'll travel west from downtown Cumberland, through a natural cut in the mountains, around a horseshoe curve, over bridges, and through a tunnel. As you glide past scenic ridges, valleys, and small towns, you'll ascend 1,300 feet in elevation to the “Mountain City” of Frostburg. A narrator will be your guide to the views and history along the way!

Our daytime scenic excursion departs the Cumberland Station at 11:30am for a 3 1/2 hour round trip to Frostburg. During the 90-minute layover in Frostburg, watch our crew turn the engine on the turntable, visit the Thrasher Carriage Museum (free admission with train ticket!), and explore Frostburg's historic Main Street.

Standard Coach is available every day. Seating is padded, high-back, bench-style seats. First come, first served; no reserved seating.  Read More +

Premium Coach is also available every day. Guests have reserved seating in one of our more comfortable and spacious coaches. Similar to airline seating, these seats recline slightly and have foot rests. Seating is limited - reserve yours early! Handicapped seating is available in car #726. 

Parlor is available most days. The leather lounge chairs here are the most comfortable seats on the train! A cash bar of beer and wine is available. Guests must be age 13 or older. Seating is limited - reserve yours early! Limited handicapped accessibility. 

First Class is available on Saturdays (beginning June 20) and additional days in October. Advanced reservation with a minimum of 5 days notice is required. Read More +

  Adult   Senior (60+) Child (0-12)
Standard Coach $35 $33 $18  
Premium Coach $40 $38 $23  
Parlor Car $50 $50 N/A
First Class $60 $58 $45  

Click to view the various specials and deals available this season!


Caboose Rental

Get an unusual view of the tracks when you ride in the caboose! Read More +