Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

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The WMSR loop begins & ends in Cumberland at Canal Place. The line stops at the Frostburg Depot for passengers to stretch their legs and grab a bite to eat. Here, the steam engine is detached, rotated on the turntable, and reattached to the other end of the train for the scenic return trip down the mountain.The RouteThe Western Maryland Scenic Railroad round trip excursion is an exciting mix of mountain top scenery and rich transportation history. Leaving Cumberland, the route travels west through a breach in the Allegheny Mountains over an iron truss bridge, around Helmstetter’s Horseshoe Curve and through the 914 foot Brush Tunnel under Piney Mountain. Climbing grades up to 2.8% on the 16 mile trek, the route follows the former Western Maryland Railroad right-of-way, then joins the old Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad…Mountain Limited / Frostburg Flyer ExcursionsTravel back through time aboard our restored diesel locomotive on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. You’ll climb through the Allegheny Mountains on the Western Maryland #501, a GP30 built in the 1960’s, easily recognizable due to its high profile and stepped cab roof, unique among American locomotives. A narrator will be on-board to provide you with interesting historical facts and significant cultural locations along the route to Frostburg.Our Mountain Limited / Frostburg Flyer excursions depart from Cumberland to Frostburg at 11:30am on weekdays and Saturdays and at 1:00pm on Sundays. Dining Class guests enjoy a 3-course meal consisting of salad, choice of entrée, and a signature dessert of Chef’s choice while riding in our vintage dining cars. Standard Coach general seating are also available. A Snack Bar is available to all passengers. Boarding begins approximately 30 minutes before departure; each excursion is 3 hours round-trip.Murder Mystery TrainJoin us for dinner and a show! Our Murder Mystery trains depart from Cumberland to Frostburg. Step aboard for an evening of comedic improvisation and interactive murder mystery fun! Performances take place on-board while guests relax in one of two heritage dining cars.Dining Class guests enjoy a 3-course meal consisting of salad, choice of entrée, and a signature dessert of Chef’s choice.Guests can also enjoy a cash bar serving a selection of wine and beer as well as non-alcoholic beverages.Boarding begins at 5:30pm; train departs at 6:00pm. This 3 hour excursion will return to Cumberland at 9:00pm. Advance reservations are required.NOTE: Murder Mystery shows are designed for an adult audience and may contain some mild adult humor and innuendo not suitable for children.

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