We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 13 Canal Street,, Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone Number:
+1 800-872-4650
See all hours
Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat 11:30 - 20:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a variety of scenic, dining,...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 409 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 163
  • 129
    Very good
  • 56
  • 23
  • 36
A Great Day Trip!

We have traveled the railroad before but never in the dining car and this was a real treat! It was so cold that day! The train travels from Cumberland to Frostburg, turns the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Mount Airy, Maryland

Similar Things to Do in Cumberland

Add Photo Write a Review

409 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 407: English reviews
Washington DC
Level Contributor
50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to book unintentionally for Mother's Day Sunday 2017, so there were quite a number of riders. We'll definitely be back to try the more expensive private car with meal option. You get only 60 minutes in Frostburg to eat/check out the downtown and would be nice to have 90 minutes or so. PROS: Waving to weekend bikers along... More 

1 Thank femalenomaddc
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly so no complaint there but this is worst ride ever...no scenery just heavy wooded areas on both sides. Train broke down halfway up but that did not cause the bad review as things happen and I understand that. Needs a different route or something, very boring but I did get a good nap! (most exspensive one... More 

3 Thank Mark L
Cumberland, Maryland
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

area well kept and clean but is is a homeless food distribution area for a local church. I've only gone

2 Thank Mel_M_Monroe
Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Boarded the train for a birthday dinner train ride. Let me also add that the station takes you back to the days when train travel was "the " way to go. The station makes you feel as if you are in the 30's thru 50's. They lay out red carpet and your on board! Our group was only about 14... More 

3 Thank travelmite
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went on the train on March 18, 2017. We were pleasantly surprised that it was running as it is something we wanted to do for some time now. The tickets for general admission is a little on the high side. We spent a $120 plus tax for the three of us. The money does go back in restoring engines... More 

4 Thank jenniferbT7848CG
Mount Airy, Maryland
Level Contributor
87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have traveled the railroad before but never in the dining car and this was a real treat! It was so cold that day! The train travels from Cumberland to Frostburg, turns the engine around (really cool sight!) and then you travel back. Takes about 3 hours total. You pick your lunch ahead of time. My husband had a BLT... More 

2 Thank sewcraz4361
Cumberland, Maryland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I live in Cumberland, Maryland and have been to the station many times. Located in the down town area of Cumberland. Easy walking to Motels and the area

Thank 1942oldtimer
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I think the regular price tickets are a bit overpriced, so buy from 3rd party sellers like Certifikid.com. The experience was ok but it wasn't breathtaking. For young kids, it would be exciting.

2 Thank Lucille T
Wmsr, Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We have enjoyed working with Certifikid and encourage our visitors to check out any promotional offers they may be running. More 

Cumberland, Maryland, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I am a local to Cumberland and live right around the corner from the Scenic Train Station. It's very well kept, the train ride is really fun. All of the reviews that say it is bad is due to circumstances beyond the train company's control. They had a landslide take out a section of track, and their steam locomotive had... More 

9 Thank Hayden O
Wmsr, Manager at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, responded to this review

Thanks, Hayden! Work is currently progressing on the landslide, and we expect to be back by late winter/early spring. More 

West Hempstead, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This train ride is a complete ripoff. Takes you through areas with nothing to recommend them. It us supposed to go to Frostburg and then you have 30 minutes to visit shops etc. However because of a track problem the train stops a good distance from Frostburg and you are allowed off the train to walk around the tracks -... More 

8 Thank Hugh M

Been to Western Maryland Scenic Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Western Maryland Scenic Railroad and other visitors
19 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Western Maryland Scenic Railroad staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?