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Travel back through time aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad with our 1916 Baldwin 2-8-0, Mountain Thunder, or our restored diesel engine. You’ll climb through the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny Mountains. A narrator will be aboard to provide you with information about the scenery, history, and culture along your route.

Standard Coach trains depart at 11:30 AM from the Western Maryland Station in Cumberland, Maryland. The train returns to the Station at approximately 3:00 PM. There will be a 1 1/2 hour layover in Frostburg where you may enjoy lunch, watch us turn the engine on a turntable, investigate the shops and restaurants on Frostburg’s Main Street and visit the Thrasher Carriage Museum which is free to our guests. Just present your train ticket. To reach Main Street in Frostburg, guests will be required to climb a steep staircase with 88 steps or a steep sidewalk which is a little longer but easier than the steps! Read More +

Premium Coach is available on most days. Guests will have assigned seating in one of our more comfortable and spacious coaches. Seating is limited and seat assignments will be based on the time reservations are made, booking early is the key! Handicapped seating is available in car #726. 

Parlor Car Service is available on most days. Guests will have assigned seating in our spacious parlor car. Seating is limited and seat assignments will be based on the time reservations are made. A cash bar will be available. Guests must be age 13 or older. Limited handicapped accessibility. 

First Class Seating is available on Saturdays and occasional Sundays at 11:30 AM. 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 Svc. $50 $50 N/A
First Class $60 $58 $45  

Specials and Deals

There are various specials available throughout the season.   Click to view specials and deals. 

Engineer for a Day

Get the full experience of your train excursion, by riding in the cab of the Locomotive with the engineer. Steam or Diesel available, you’ll feel what it’s like to ride the rails with a powerful engine surrounding you! Read More +

   Caboose Rental

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

Specialty Pricing for 2014
Engineer for a Day $250 (Steam Locomotive) $175 (Diesel Locomotive)
Caboose Rental $400  

Purchase Tickets

View the train schedule and purchase your tickets online.