Railroads & Train Rides

The Western Maryland Railway was a class I railroad that operated in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1983 to haul freight, coal, and  small passenger operations. Today, the line is home to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s heritage train excursions, which departs from Cumberland’s grand Western Maryland Railway Station for a 3-hour round-trip excursion to the Mountain City of Frostburg, MD, and back, as well as Tracks and Yaks rail bike excursions, which begin at the Frostburg Depot for a leisurely pedal along the rail line on custom aluminum rail bikes. The Great Allegheny Passage Trail also runs parallel to the line and is one of the top rail trails in America. There are three ways to explore this rails to trail corridor and plenty of opportunity to plan so you can experience each in one trip!

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers a three-hour round trip excursion from Cumberland to Frostburg on their fully-restored 1309 steam engine, the largest operating locomotive of its type in the world.

Tracks and Yaks

Tracks and Yaks is Maryland’s only rail biking excursion where guests can leisurely pedal aluminum rail bikes on the railroad tracks along the Western Maryland Railway corridor.

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