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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, MD 21502
+1 800-872-4650
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Dinner with Santa

We took the Dinner with Santa train last night with our 4yo son. We had a great time! The food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
catchtanya
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Annapolis, MD
Simply Amazing!!!

I direct a non-profit in Washington County, MD that rewards our volunteers with a Christmas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DebCohill
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Hancock, Maryland
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The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a variety of scenic, dining, and specialty excursions throughout the year. Individual and group rates are available for the Mountain Limited, our scenic excursion, as well as Evening Paradise Dinner Trains on Saturday evenings. Also available throughout the year are various specialty and holiday excursions.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“steam engine” (51 reviews)
“first class” (47 reviews)
“dining car” (38 reviews)
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13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, MD 21502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Dinner with Santa train last night with our 4yo son. We had a great time! The food exceeded our expectations but was not spectacular. It was turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and applesauce. They were very accommodating for my 4yo by...More

Thank catchtanya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I direct a non-profit in Washington County, MD that rewards our volunteers with a Christmas "Mystery Trip" each year. Today, I took 15 of them (and my 6-year-old -- "still a believer" -- niece) on the morning Christmas Express train with Santa and Mrs. Claus....More

Thank DebCohill
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We are beyond thrilled that you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you on board again soon!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a late fall trip on the train. It was great . It's just relaxing. Great staff. I listened to the weather channel and boy were we happy. We had a beautiful change of season day ride; but, as we got closer...More

Thank DayTrippers5762
wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your trip and planned accordingly! Hope to see you on board again soon!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the weather was not the best being cold and wet we had a wonderful time travelling from Cumberland to Frostburg & back. The staff were very efficient and well organised and the conductor really pleasant and humorous. Note that the seat backs fold so...More

Thank Horaceonholiday
businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad that you had a great time!! Hope to see you on board again soon!!

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great staff and passionate moonshine servers! Ambience was great. Ran at night, so missed out on any scenic vistas. Trip advertised light hors dourves. In reality it was a seven course meal and then some. Food quality was mediocre. Very cold so the stop mid...More

Thank CJ C
businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, and great tips! We will make sure to take your advice for our next one!! Hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Table 10 had the best time and would recommend! This was a fun experience! We had heavy appetizers and a lot of them at that! We sampled 10 moonshines from the Tall Pines Distillery. They offered additional shots at a reasonable price. The train was...More

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businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed it. We appreciate the feedback as we are still working out all the kinks on this particular trip. Hope to see you on board again soon!

Reviewed 12 November 2017

My husband and I went to Cumberland for the Murder Mystery Dinner Train. Like any performance some are better than others. We have went three different times and enjoyed it every time. One particular show was and 50's setting with lots of singing called, "Who...More

Thank Patti W
businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your continued business! Hope to see you on board again soon. Maybe for our New Years Murder Mystery!?

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Took a daytime ride on a fall Friday, with “first class” reserved seats in the dining car. We thought the leaves would be gone by now, but the weather’s been so warm (until today) that the colors were still pretty even though it’s mid-November. The...More

Thank Ellen C
businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

We came up for my husband's birthday. We had a great time and beautiful views as the leaves were changing in early November. The narration was informative and the scenery was fantastic, but the stopover time in Frostburg was not nearly enough. People needed more...More

Thank Kaitlin S
businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time!! Hope to see you on board again soon!!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

The entire planning for the rail ride was very well organized. The website was very clear and ticketing worked just as they said it would. There were surprisingly big crowds and loading was a bit chaotic. There is a single loading platform with no organized...More

Thank G C
businessmgr2017, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review! Next time, we suggest standing between the cars (be careful), but you can get some great shots without the windows in the way.

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Patrick R
3 November 2017|
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Response from Franki7766 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use the dining car...however, we, too, remember seeing a "tip jar" on the counter when we exited the train. We DID "try" to tip the narrator as we thought he was outstanding and he refused saying, "please donate... More
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jamilajaan
23 June 2017|
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Response from wmsr501 | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, we have no lap child policy and everyone is required to purchase a ticket.
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queen695
13 April 2017|
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Response from Hugh M | Reviewed this property |
Go to WMSR for this info
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