Frederick and Western Maryland Sights

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

  • 13 Canal St. Map It
  • Cumberland
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Puffing through dark stone tunnels and along majestic cliffs, this scenic rail excursion allows passengers to relive the glory days of trains in Cumberland and beyond. A 1916 Baldwin locomotive carries you uphill through the Narrows and scenic mountains as a narrator explains the region's history. The journey is 32 mi (3½-hours) round-trip to Frostburg. A 90-minute layover in Frostburg, a college town, allows time for lunch at one of the many restaurants on the city's main street, just up the hill. A diesel engine typically runs on weekdays, with the more popular steam engine saved for weekends. For a fun twist, try dinner and drinks on a murder-mystery train or take the kids on the North Pole Express at Christmastime.

Sight Information


13 Canal St., Cumberland, Maryland, 21502, United States

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301-759–4400; 800-872–4650


Sight Details:

  • $25; more for 1st-class seating or theme trains
  • Departures at 11:30 am: May–Sept., Wed.–Sun; Oct., daily; Nov.–mid-Dec., weekends

Published 07/22/2015


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