Climb aboard as first generation Alco diesels pull vintage passenger cars through the beautiful and scenic mountains of western Maryland. Along the route you’ll ride through the “narrows,” around Helmstetter’s curve, through Brush Tunnel and head up and around the mountains to the restored station at the town of Frostburg.
You’ll marvel at the incredible sound of old Alco diesels hard at work, and there’s plenty of runby footage to savor as the trains wind through beautiful mountain landscapes. You’ll ride in the cab and watch as the engineer concentrates on his tasks. Then, you’ll see the engines pull onto the turntable at Frostburg and be switched to the passing track.
The railroad features three Alco diesels: RS-3 No. 199, FPA-4 No. 305, and RSD-5 No. 1669, and each one is seen in action. These classic units have been painted in the Western Maryland “fireball” paint scheme and are looking great. After seeing these units in action, you’ll know why railfans have been raving about the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.