Entries by RyanBrenneman

1309 Restoration Restart | Week 1

We are excited to announce that the first full week under the 1309 Restoration Restart has wrapped up.  The crews are making a large amount of progress to push us closer to the re-wheeling.  This, of course, is made possible by your generous support.  Here are a few pictures and descriptions of what has been […]

Actor Eddie Deezen visits THE POLAR EXPESS Train Ride

We are excited to announce that actor Eddie Deezen will be visiting WMSR for the opening weekend of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.  Eddie is returning home on November 22nd and November 23rd to sign autographs and meet with guests an hour before each train ride. “All Aboard” THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride this Christmas […]

Baltimore Street gets a new crossing

We are thankful to have received a grant to replace the crossing signals at Baltimore Street near our Cumberland Station.  For the first time, gates will warn and stop motorists from crossing the track as we depart and return home on the excursion.  The crossing is now compliant with FRA regulations and tied into the […]

The Polar Express arrives in Cumberland, Maryland

Cumberland, MD – Western Maryland Scenic Railroad will begin service to the North Pole on board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride starting Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Western Maryland Railway Station for a 65-minute round-trip journey to the North Pole. Set to the sounds of the […]

Coffee & Snack Bar Now Open

We are excited to announce that our new snack bar area is now open on the platform level of the train station.  Inside you will find coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and candy.  It is the perfect stop while waiting for the train to arrive on the platform or stock up for the trip.

First Class Cars Now Available To Book

The Sullivan Family cut the ribbon to our new First Class cars this morning. First Class tickets are only a $10 upgrade and feature larger windows, ice cold air conditioning, and seats that recline back further than any bargain airline. Conductor Gene approves. From Wikipedia: The Budd Rail Diesel Car, RDC or Buddliner is a self-propelled diesel multiple unit (DMU) railcars. Between 1949 […]

New Website Has Arrived

We know that you have been frustrated for a while and we have been hard at work over the last few months to bring you an easy to use website based around “An Experience For Everyone”.  We cleaned up the numerous links and photos with no explanation.  The new website is designed to look great […]

2019 Annual Rules Update Class

Our staff and railroad crews are in class today at Allegany College of Maryland for an annual rules update.  The Federal Railroad Administration requires this training on safety and operations.  We are excited to join together with our friends at Diversified Rail Services as we return to steam in 2019!  WMSR is committed to operating […]