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Thank you for your interest in the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. We will respond to your request as soon as possible. If your request is urgent, please call us at 1-800-TRAIN-50.


Scenic excursions 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, explore 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 then the steps!

You will be seated in one of our restored coaches. Most coach seats are located by large windows and seat two on either side of the aisle. Seating in Standard Coach for individuals is not reserved; it is on a first come, first served basis. There is a gift shop and snack shop aboard the train.

Reservations are recommended as trains can sell out. Please plan to arrive by 10:45 AM to pick up your tickets at the Ticket Office located on the second floor of the Station. If you have a guest who requires additional time boarding, please be ready to board approx. 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure and we will do our best to accommodate them before general boarding begins. Please adhere to boarding instructions given on when and where to board. Reservations are required in October.

Handicapped seating is limited. Please check under the specific class that you would like to travel in so to be made aware of the handicapped seating situation. If you are traveling with a guest who is confined to a wheelchair please call our offices to learn what seats are available.  

Scenic Excursion Fares for 2014

  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

An evening excursion for an entertaining night out! Join us for a fun-filled evening of murder, mystery and mayhem!

Murder Mystery Train Fare for 2014
(fare includes dinner & gratuity)
Dining Car $85
Groups of 25+ in Dining Car $83
Parlor Car Service** $60


Celebrate the magic of the season by riding the North Pole Experience!

Beginning Nov. 28th, our regularly scheduled daytime excursions will have Santa onboard. The North Pole Experience is a special steam excursion at 6:00pm to the North Pole. Guests are read a story, meet Santa, enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and much more!


*You will receive a $1.00 discount per ticket for Standard Coach tickets purchased in advance. Children under age two ride free when not occupying a seat.

**Parlor Car Service is assigned seating in our spacious parlor car. Food service is not included. A cash bar will be available. Guest must be age 13 or older.

***All first class seating includes lunch and gratuity. Due to limited space on first class dining cars, there will be a $25 fare for children under the age of two who are not eating. First class seating is available on Saturdays and other dates as needed beginning in late May and requires advanced reservations a minimum of 5 days prior to the excursion.
If you have questions please call our offices at 1-800-872-4650 between the hours of 9am - 5pm during our operating season.