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Built in 1891 by the Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, the station 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 and fitted with a restaurant and shops for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad out of Cumberland. There is also a turntable at the depot where they turn the steam engine on the Scenic Railroad excursions. Currently, there is no operating restaurant in the Depot, but The Trail Inn & Café and The Thrasher Carriage Museum located across the street are open for visitors. The site also serves as a trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage, a popular trail offering 141 miles of hiking and biking in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

To visit the Main Street District of 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!

We cater Weddings, reunions, Christmas Parties, Business Luncheons, Holiday Parties and much much more.
Visit one of the top collections of horse-drawn vehicles representing all walks of life.
Approximately 16 miles from Cumberland and the same from Meyersdale, PA on the Great Allegheny Passage is the Trail Inn, Trail Inn Campground and also the Trail Inn Cafe.