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Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
+1 800-872-4650
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Senic Thursday trip

The trip was interesting and fantastic. The narrator was very informative and pointed out all the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kro4224
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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Fantastic train ride

We did the regular Frostburg Flyer Express and loved everything about it. The old train station is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
craiggrayburn
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • 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: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
13 Canal St, Cumberland, MD 21502-3052
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+1 800-872-4650
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trip was interesting and fantastic. The narrator was very informative and pointed out all the land marks. The only down side to the trip is the recommended parking BEWARE, when the train arrives back to the station it may take you 30-40 minutes to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the regular Frostburg Flyer Express and loved everything about it. The old train station is very well maintained. All railroad personnel were extremely friendly and helpful. One of the most noticeable qualities of the ride was how well maintained the engine and cars...More

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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for the great review! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Always love a train excursion, the scenery in Western Maryland is beautiful. We chose the dinner option, train left the Cumberland station right on time. The wait staff was there immediately to take our drink orders, selected a couple of bottles of Chardonnay and Cabernet...More

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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Wow! Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great addition to our vacation to western Maryland! We chose to ride in the dining car. I thought this would be less crowded and quieter. We travel without children. On this day we shared the car with three other couples. Jen the...More

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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review! So glad you had a great time! We hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really nice time. I would recommend the lunch option and bike back from Frostburg. We only rode the train both ways but in the future, we are going to bike back down the mountain. The ride was lovely and the scenery beautiful....More

Thank bcataneo731
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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review! So glad you had fun! Can't wait for you and your bikes to come ride again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cumberland is so beautiful and the train is amazing, So worth the money, I just bought the basic ride ticket to Frostburg and back.Lots to do in walking distance, wonderful restaurants in the area too,,

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

So glad you had a great time! Thanks for the awesome review! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time on the WMSR. It was a beautiful train station, a beautiful trip up, and a quick walk through Frostburg. We would definitely recommend it. We just wish we had more time in Frostburg to explore. Some tips: - Sit on...More

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

Thanks for the awesome review! Glad you had a great time, and we appreciate you taking the time to share all of these great tips! Hope to see you on board again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice train ride from Cumberland to Frostburg noteworthy for fine scenery, historical meaning from the engaging knowledgeable conductor pointing to the early American Continental Divide, Whiskey Rebellion, etc, and active travel allowed by a pleasant downhill bicycle ride from Frostburg to Cumberland. Credit the...More

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

Thanks for the kind review! So happy to read of your great experience! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on this trip just this Saturday and it was well worth the time and money. The narrator was very knowledgeable and funny. Took about an hour to reach the Frostburg site. There was a shuttle bus that ran every ten minutes to drop you...More

Thank caylinsgranny2014
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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy to read of your great time. Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 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

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wmsr501, Public Relations Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

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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smshold
23 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
4 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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