The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad round trip excursion is an exciting mix of mountain top 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 Horseshoe Curve and through the 914 foot Brush Tunnel under Piney Mountain. 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…Approx 3 hr trip.
When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Depart 8:00 a.m. Return 5:00 p.m. Bus with restrooms will depart from and return to the Great Falls Library.
How: Trip cost is $75 per person- checks made out to GFSC. Includes train trip with lunch and dessert, driver tip, and water/snack on return trip.
Registration will take place at both the July and August GFSC monthly programs. Additionally, reservations can be made by contacting Amy Miller @ 703-444-2826 or @ email@example.com. Lunch choice will be made at the time of the reservation. Absolute last day for reservation is Friday, September 8th.