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Built in 1891 by the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the depot saw regular business for the two daily trains between Cumberland, Maryland and Piedmont, West Virginia, via Frostburg. The C&P was a small local railroad, but it connected these communities to the B&O, Western Maryland, and Pennsylvania railroads. Service was discontinued in 1942 when car travel on the National Road made the rail service unsustainable.
Abandoned in 1973, the Depot was restored years later in 1989 for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. There is a turntable at the depot where the crew turns the engine for the Scenic Railroad excursions. Across from the Depot is The Trail Inn & Cafe. Also, the Thrasher Carriage Museum is open for visitors; free admission for train passengers. The site also serves as a trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage, a popular rail trail offering 141 miles of hiking and biking in Maryland and Pennsylvania.To visit the Main Street District of Frostburg, you can either climb the stairs near the turntable or follow the sidewalk along the side of the road. There are many restaurants, shops, and places of historical interest on Main Street in Frostburg.