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January 2017

WMSR Announces 1309 Debut

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has set an official roll out date for restored 2-6-6-2 no, 1309. The locomotive will pull its first public revenue trains beginning July 1, 2017. The July 4th week will feature a variety of regular trains, special moves, celebratory events, and railroad activities. WMSR 1309 [...]

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December 2016

November 2016

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 [...]

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July 2016

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 [...]

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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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