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 from Cumberland, but will stop at Woodcock Hollow before returning to the Cumberland station. Excursions will be roughly 2.5 hours long. WMSR will install the track required to allow for turnaround at this location. Guests will be permitted to get off of the train at this location for a 30-minute layover while WMSR personnel prepare for the return trip. A schedule including the changes will soon be released.
The Maryland Bureau of Mines is investigating the official cause of the landslide. For more information, please contact WMSR at 1-800-TRAIN50 or (301) 759-4400.