Frostburg is the destination town for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (WMSR) is a hotspot for local, national, and international train enthusiasts. After the 2015 season, WMSR retired the Western Maryland #734 Steam Engine for inspection and repairs, and are working to restore the Chesapeake and Ohio 1309, the last steam locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for a domestic railroad, to run for the 2016 riding season. Once restored and operating, the C&O 1309 will be the largest articulated steam locomotive in regular operation in the United States.
Riders on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad leave the Western Maryland Railway Station in Cumberland, MD to embark on the uphill journey to the Frostburg Depot. Riders will enjoy a 90 minute layover in Frostburg where they can watch the steam engine turn on the turn table and explore the Thrasher Carriage Museum, enjoy lunch and shop the gift shop at the Trail Inn Cafe, or take a Trolley Ride up to Main Street to dine and shop in Frostburg’s central business district.
The WMSR runs a regular riding season from May-December. They also run specialty trains throughout the entire year.
To learn more, visit the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
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Landslide Discovered Along WMSR Tracks February 29, 2016 A landslide, believed to be mine related, has been discovered along the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad tracks between Frostburg and Switch #9. Until… Read More