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The Polar Express

“All Aboard” The Polar Express™ this Christmas Season. Inspired by the hit movie, this holiday favorite comes to life and you and your family take a ride on The Polar Express™.

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Join us for scenic train rides in the heart of mountain Maryland!

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Evening Dinner Trains

Climb aboard for an evening of interactive fun! Relax aboard vintage dining cars.

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Climb aboard the Polar Express!

Take a ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus!

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Explore our vintage passenger train!

Enjoy seating in standard, deluxe coach, open-air, lounge, and in our new dome car.

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Who We Are

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

Specialty trains include steam and diesel-powered excursions like The Polar Express Train Ride, Murder Mystery Dinner Trains, Ice Cream Trains, Spring Fling, Pumpkin Patch, Evening Dinner Trains, Private Charters, and more.

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