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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad round trip excursion, originating from Downtown Cumberland, is an exciting mix of mountain scenery and rich transportation history. It’s an entertaining and educational experience for riders of all ages and interests.

Join Us, May 6th, For Our Return To Frostburg

Join us on May 6th, for our long anticipated return to Frostburg.  There will be fun activities for the entire family including:

  • Queen City Creamery
  • Corner Market
  • Toasted Goat
  • Fat Boys
  • Princess Restaurant

State and Local Dignitaries will be in attendance for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony.

Title holders from Miss Frostburg and Miss Mountain City including Miss Frostburg will also be attending.

WMSR will also host 2 separate 1 hour Shop Tours at our yard in Ridgeley, WV where ticket holders can admire the new 1309 Steam Engine, set to be released later this year, as well many of our other ongoing projects.

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4:00pm – Buy Tickets

Big Steam Freight Is Back On The Western Maryland Railroad

Announcing the Trains Magazine-Western Maryland Railroad Fall Photo Freights

Two Dates to Choose From

Septmeber 26 – 28, 2017 November 7 – 9, 2017
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Join Trains Magazine and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for three exciting days in September or November out on the Main Line with WM 2-6-6-2 No.1309 with a photo freight, a well-equipped chase train, and a dozen classic (and new) photo locations.

This will be the first photo freights with the newly-rebuilt former C&O 1309 to cover the entire “New” Western Maryland Railroad, all the way from Maryland Junction on the East to the Turntable at Frostburg on the West.

The landslides are fixed,  brush is cut and we anticipate an extraordinary time out on a classic Appalachian main line railroad.


Explore The Route


Leaving Cumberland, the route travels west through a breach in the Allegheny Mountains over an iron truss bridge, around Helmstetter’s Horseshoe Curve and through the 914 foot Brush Tunnel under Piney Mountain.


Our Excursions

The Mountain Limited Train departs Cumberland at 11:30 am every operating day and at 1 p.m. on Sundays.
The Evening Paradise Dinner Train departs Cumberland on Saturdays at 6:00 pm.

Mountain Limited



Evening Paradise Dinner



Murder Mystery



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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad News


Constitution Park B&O Caboose Relocated To WMSR

December 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Constitution Park B&O Caboose Relocated To WMSR


Better Days on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

November 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Better Days on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

By John Hankey It has been a rough year for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Like most heritage lines around for decades, it is a resilient and resourceful operation. But this year has been a doozy. WMSR is like the proverbial cat with nine lives. I recall a half-dozen times [...]

Scenic Railroad Offering New Events & Dining Experiences in 2016

July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Scenic Railroad Offering New Events & Dining Experiences in 2016

CUMBERLAND MD - In the heyday of train travel before the interstate highway system was constructed, America's passenger railroads hung their hats on the reputation of their dining and hospitality services. As the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad opens their 27th season as Maryland's premiere operating railroad attraction, they are following [...]

Landslide Discovered Along WMSR Tracks

July 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Landslide Discovered Along WMSR Tracks

CUMBERLAND, MD - A landslide, believed to be mine related, has been discovered along the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad tracks. Until the track damage resulting from the landslide is repaired, the last few miles of WMSR’s typical route from Cumberland to Frostburg will be impassable. Train excursions will still depart [...]

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