Western Maryland Scenic Railway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Deweyz
N 39° 38.974 W 078° 45.808
17S E 691890 N 4391254
A Scenic Railway run from the C&O Railroad Museum in Cumberland, MD. Also a Frostburg station not listed here.
Waymark Code: WM29X5
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 09/29/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 124

A Scenic Railroad in Maryland running from Cumberland to Frostburg, MD.

Has First class or coach seating and a dining car too. Standard trips are 3 1/2 hours round trip, with meals provided for first class. Includes bridges, at least one tunnel, and great mountain scenery. Historic and beautiful. In the fall especially, reservations are recommended...also for special rides. Listed Fairs are 2007 coach standard excursion...first class is almost twice that (includes a meal).

In addition to the standard ride (diesel, I think), in season it has special fall foliage rides, murder mysteries, kids day ("Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine", a fake steam engine, but cute), Wintery "Santa Express" ride (usually steam, I think), a unique "Butterfly Memorial" ride, and other special events for everyone to enjoy.

Also check out the C&O museum, while at the Cumberland station.
Engine Type: Tourist line has more than one engine of various types

Gauge of Railway: Standard Gage

Approximate Adult Fare: 25.00 (listed in local currency)

Approximate Child Fare: 12.00 (listed in local currency)

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 32 miles -- 3 1/2 hours round trip

Dates of Operation: From: 05/01/2007 To: 12/16/2007

Frequency of departures: seasonal, see website

Key Attractions:
Fall foliage A couple bridges & a tunnel General scenery

Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: yes

Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

Provide a picture of something with the train. Possible photos include the entertainment on board the train, the train itself at any location along the route, a picture of the scenery with part of the train in view, the kids borrowing the engineer’s hat. Show us you had a good time visiting the train. If the train isn't running when you visit get a photo of one of the many railway related items that can be found in locations like this.

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