Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
BMW CCA - National Capital Chapter - Tours
Registration closed October 21, 2016 9:30 PM on October 21, 2016 9:30 PM EDT Registration ends October 21, 2016 9:30 PM on October 21, 2016 9:30 PM EDT Registration opens September 27, 2016 12:00 AM on September 27, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from September 27, 2016 12:00 AM to October 21, 2016 9:30 PM
Western Maryland Scenic Train
We will take no planes. But, we will take a train and automobiles as we will ride the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad as it cuts through the Great Allegheny Passage. This will be a great opportunity to take in the fall foliage while riding the trains of days gone past.
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…
We will then stop for lunch at Queen City Creamery