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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Scenic Train Rides in the Heart of Mountain Maryland

Find Your Experience!


You can take control of 300-tons of Maryland Thunder as the engineer of Western Maryland steam locomotive no. 1309!

Click here for details on how your donation of $100 or more can win you a seat at the throttle!

a steam engine train with smoke coming out of it

Who We Are

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is a 501(c)-(3) Non-profit heritage railroad based in Cumberland, Maryland, operating over ex-Western Maryland Railway trackage to Frostburg, Maryland.

Specialty trains include The Polar Express Train Ride, Murder Mystery Dinner Trains, Moonshine Dinner Trains, Family Pizza Trains, Easter Trains, Private Charters, as well as Hands-on the Throttle (HOTT) Trains.

A Timeless Experience for Everyone

Great gift for my husband

"I bought a reservation for the Hands on the Throttle experience for my husband as a gift. Booking it was easy. The engineers were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. My husband really enjoyed being able to drive a locomotive. And I was permitted to ride along to get photos to share with others. It was a terrific experience!"

– Kily_11 · Tripadvisor
Hands on Throttle, a Childhood dream realized!

"One of the best experiences EVER!! My husband has dreamed of driving a train since he was a child and his dream came true! The experience was so much more than either of us expected! Mike & Dave were awesome!! I highly recommend this experience to all the kids at heart!!"

– Robin H. · Tripadvisor
Step back in time and enjoy the view

"We did the dining car option on the fall foliage tour. Very well run trip. Train was on time and we were tickled when the conductor yelled "All Aboard!" . We paid a bit extra to do the dining car, which included lunch and dessert while we watched the beautiful fall scenery from Cumberland to Frostburg. We had an hour to explore Frostburg, and then it was back to the train for the ride back to Cumberland. It was fun to walk through the various train cars and imagine we were back in time. A fun experience we look forward to doing again."

– vwnotabug · Tripadvisor
Great food, train ride and customer service!

"We went up to catch the Murder Mystery Dinner train and was not disappointed. Getting tickets was a breeze, boarding, food and their customer service was outstanding. The evening murder mystery was fun and the actors were interesting and funny. We highly recommend you give one of their events a try. It will be worth the time and money."

– Phil P. · Tripadvisor
Great way to see fall leaves

"Had a wonderful time riding the train from Cumberland to Frostburg, then riding our bikes back down the mountain. Booking, check-in and loading the bikes was very easy. Lots of parking at the station. The conductors and people who load and unload the bikes could not have been more patient and helpful. Train ride was beautiful, comfortable and fun."

– GMC507 · Tripadvisor