Frequently Asked Questions
Where to Park?
Parking is available right in front of the train station in the pay lot, which is free for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. Grab a ticket on your way into the lot and when you exit the lot, you scan the barcode on your ticket and pay with a credit/debit card.
Where is the train station? Where do you pick up tickets?
13 Canal Street Cumberland, MD 21502 (second floor)
The ticket office is located on the second floor right inside off of the train platform (where you board). Ticket offices and lobby opens 1 hour prior to the departure of the train. After parking, you have a few options on how to get up to the second floor. There is a ramp, located on the left side of the building. In addition, to the right, there are steps just behind the visitors’ center. There is also an elevator which is at the back of the visitors’ center (located on the right side of the building).
Is there a dress code for the train rides?
There is no dress code for the train ride, but it is always best to wear secured shoes as you will be stepping up onto the train. The train can also vary in temperature so it is best to wear layers that could easily be removed or added. All cars are climate-controlled.
How long is the trip?
The trip is 3 hours. 1 hour up to Frostburg. 1 hour layover in Frostburg. 1 hour back to Cumberland.
Is the 1309 steam engine running?
The steam engine will be back on t he rails in September, 2017!
What is there to do at the depot?
Thrasher Carriage Museum – Since we do not own this, the hours may vary.
A Trolley is available most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season to take you up onto Frostburg’s Main Street, full of locally owned restaurants and shops.
Turntable: Watch engine turn around.