The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is a tourist line in Maryland which runs steam and
diesel excursions in the hills between Cumberland and Frostburg. The route follows
much of the former Western Maryland Railroad's right-of-way, including passing by famous
Helmstetter's Horseshoe Curve.
After seeing the WMSR and their beefy 2-8-0 Consolidation #734 featured on a PBS special
on tourist railroads, I knew I had to ride it - so in 2002 I ordered tickets for a fall
excursion. As it turned out, it was chilly and moist the day of the trip - perfect for
watching a steam locomotive do its thing!
You can find out more about the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on their web site: