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Community Support

Join us as we celebrate Ellies Life!

WMSR has partnered with the For Ellie Foundation to help create a more beautiful world through random acts of kindness.  We are offering raffle tickets for a lucky passenger and 9 of their closest friends to experience a free ride in one of our heritage cabooses.  Raffle tickets are only $10 for 1 or $25 for 3.  All proceeds will be donated to the For Ellie Foundation.  Raffle will be held the first week of August.

To purchase raffle tickets, visit For Ellie Foundation or call 1800-TRAIN50 x112 (301-759-4400 x112).  Please visit https://wmsr.com/caboose-rentals/ for our caboose rental polices.

The For Ellie Foundation was started by two young parents in the wake of the unexpected loss of their 2.5 month old daughter, Ellie. During her eulogy, Ellie’s father, Matt, explained that he and her mother believed there were two ways to react to this tragedy: Option one was to dig a hole and hide in it, and option two was to dig a hole and build a garden for the world to see. “It took 24 hours for Ashleigh and I to realize we were Option 2 people,” Matt said. In the weeks following their loss, the garden that is the For Ellie Foundation has been established. Through your donations, the For Ellie Foundation is building both a literal garden for the community, and a figurative garden by making the world a more beautiful place through random acts of kindness.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is deeply grateful for all the support we have received throughout the years from local businesses and the community in general.  We realize that without this support, we would be as successful as we are today.  In an effort to show our gratitude, here is a list of many organizations we have supported over the years.

 Allegany County Tourism  Hyndman Area Health Center  Saint Agnes Hospital
 Wakefield Forest Elementary School  Baltimore Choral Arts Society  Baltimore Museum of Industry
 WQLN  St. Thomas Parish Cooperative Day School  Living Hope Church
 Bishop Walsh School  Cub Scout Pack 160  John Bradford
 Allegany College of Maryland  Lighthouse Christian Academy  Juvenile Diabeties Research
 Rolling Valley Elementary School  Herndon United Methodist Church PreSchool  Nicki Saffell
 Center Stage  St. Michael Parish  Saint Joseph Church
 John F. Pattie Sr Elementary School  Holy Trinity School  Green Valley Elementary School
 Friends of the Norwalk Foundation Inc  McGuire Memorial Foundation  Lowes
 St. Mary of the Mills School  CASA of Allegany County  Sandy Skene
 Howard County Arts Council  Saint Mary’s United Church of Christ  St. Vincent Pallotti High School
 Congressional School  Arundel High School Class of 2017  Brian Devers
 Catonsville Elementary School  Old Bridge Elementary School  Mineral County CEOS
 Mechanicsville Elementary School  Baltimore Museum of Industry  Health Care Federal  Credit Union
 St. Martin’s School  Calvary Christian Academy  K-Bar
 Celebration Community Church  Ogle Township Recreation Board  New Windsor Fire & Hose Co.
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