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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Sunday afternoon train ride

Went on the afternoon train ride to Frostburg. Was definitely an enjoyable afternoon. There was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Justin R
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two great trips

My hubby and I booked the Moonshine train and the Blossom. The Saturday night Moonshine trip was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cynthia H
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Dayton, 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 good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“steam engine” (53 reviews)
“first class” (47 reviews)
“dining car” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the afternoon train ride to Frostburg. Was definitely an enjoyable afternoon. There was a guy on the train who threw the loudspeaker pointed out different features and gave some historical facts. And it was really nice to be able to ride to Frostburg,...More

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

Thanks for joining us on board. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I booked the Moonshine train and the Blossom. The Saturday night Moonshine trip was wonderful. We had 10 different tastings of moonshine. Five on the way to Frostburg and five on the way back. Since we knew alcohol was involved we booked...More

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

Wow! We are so grateful that you came out for TWO of our trips! We hope to see you on board again soon, and we really appreciate the kind review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride from Cumberland to Frostburg was scenic and informative. Watching the engine on roundhouse rotate was great to match. Wish there was more time in Frostburg.

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

Thank you for the review! We appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the murder mystery dinner train on a Saturday night. I was impressed. The train is very cool and the food was way better than I expected. You select your entree when you order your ticket, way ahead of time because these sell...More

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

Thank you for the awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed the evening! Hope to see you on board again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice building and nice to walk around the area. We didn’t go in as we were just in for a quick trip but it looks really nice.

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

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you on board!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited while passing through... the ride was scenic and informative. Glad we did it. Only two things I think should be considered for changing... a couple open air cars and 2 hours in Frostburg instead of 1 hour.

Thank Peppy1968
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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on board! We really appreciate the feedback as we are always trying to create the BEST experience! Hope to see you on board again!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

My family and I went on the bunny train. I had heard some negative things about it, but we wanted to try it for ourselves. It did not disappoint. The employees were great and really took the time to make sure everyone was having a...More

2  Thank RebeccaW20156
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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for the kind review! We are so glad you had fun! Can't wait to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Once we arrived in Cumberland, it seems that we had only met 20min to do anything and right back on the train we went. I wanted to see a bit more of Cumberland itself, but oh well. The ride overall was peaceful, but make sure...More

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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hi there! Thank you for the kind review. Did you mean that you only had 20 minutes in Frostburg? We stay an hour in Frostburg and return to Cumberland 3 hours after departing. Hope you can come ride again. We offer Trolley services in Frostburg...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our whole trip. The staff was wonderful. The dining car for the evening dinner was so elegant. We felt like we were in a movie from the 30s or 40s.

Thank MB M
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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for the review! We are passionate about creating that exact experience, and so we are glad you noticed!! Hope to see you on board again soon!!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

No review just a question. Is this a one way trip? I see you can bike back but can I take the train back?

3  Thank Florilando
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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi there! The trip departs from Cumberland, MD and arrives back into Cumberland 3 hours later. It is a round trip adventure.

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smshold
22 April 2018|
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Response from Frostburger | Reviewed this property |
I was a big fan of the scenic railroad, for the local economy and I love steam locomotives. As a local, I rode it once, about 18 years ago when my daughter 's class rode. I concur, the price of the Murder Mystery Train, in... More
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Bonnie D
6 January 2018|
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Response from Marstewgle3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there are any bad seats. When we went, we were not on a Murder Mystery, we were just gong for the views along the ride to Frostburg. We walked through a few cars to pick our seat and I think you will be fine... More
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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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