Welcome to the
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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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.

Explore The Route

JOURNEY BACK THROUGH TIME

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.

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SPECIAL NOTICE!

Despite a landslide that occurred along the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad tracks, WMSR will adhere to its 2016 schedule.

Operations will continue with a change to the usual route. Excursions will now depart eastward from the Cumberland Station. This will provide guests the opportunity to view the WMSR Shop, where our heritage equipment is restored, maintained and housed. This is the current site of C&O 1309 restoration.

The train will then head west, traveling past the Cumberland Station to Woodcock Hollow. Guests will have the opportunity to see the most notable landmarks along the route including the Narrows, Helmstetter’s Curve and Brush Tunnel.

The section of land where the landslide occurred in early 2016 must be stabilized before safe passage can continue to Frostburg.

Our Excursions

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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.

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Mountain Limited

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Evening Paradise Dinner

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Specialty Trains

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We are pleased to offer a variety of specialty trains each season.

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The North Pole Experience

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Murder Mysteries

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Santa Express Tickets on Sale

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A limited number of Santa Express tickets are on sale for $10 off the regular price: Adult tickets are now $25 (originally $35) and Child tickets are now $15 (originally $25).  These seats are limited and once they are gone, they are gone.

These sale tickets are not eligible for the $2 discount with an 8oz canned good donation.  However, WMSR encourages you to also bring your canned good donation to help reach our goal of 400 lbs.

Please call 1-800-TRAIN50 (872-4650), 9am – 5pm, to purchase these tickets.  These tickets are not available for purchase on-line.

Please visit our Special Offers page and scroll down to see the Santa Express Schedule.

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Once in a Lifetime Experiences

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Caboose Rentals

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Hands on the Throttle

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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad News

LATEST STORIES FROM THE BLOG

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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