The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is an exciting mix of mountaintop 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 Horeshoe Curve and through the 914-foot Brush Tunnel. 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.
Specialty trains are offered throughout the season, which runs from May - December each year.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to a landslide that occurred along the tracks at the beginning of the 2016 season, operations will continue with a change to the usual route until further notice. Please consult wmsr.com for details.