Save the Western MAryland Scenic Railroad

We are here to ask for your support to save the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland. This scenic tourist railroad offers a 16 mile excursion from Cumberland, Maryland to Frostburg, Maryland. There is a proposal to shorten (to 6 miles) or completely shut down this historic railroad to make way for a biking/hiking path. We are requesting your support to keep this Historic Scenic Railroad running in its full glory of 16 miles. The proposed hiking/biking path will destroy a historic Railroad and a Great Tourist Railroad! The only reason the railroad has to shut down or be greatly reduced it due to a tunnel; because the hiking path wants to share, or use the tunnels the Railroad owns and operates. If they are forced to shut down or reduce their line then the railroad tourism industry will take a big hit in Cumberland and Frostburg, and every town in between. In our opinion the proposal to save the hiking/ biking path 3 million dollars by using rail tunnels is too great. The cost to history, rail employees, the tourist


This petition is sponsored by a young railfan who has wonderful memories of this scenic railroad. Unfortunately our scenic railroads are disappearing before our eyes. He hopes that many others feel the same loss and will be inspired to join his cause to save United States Rail History.


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    Kathy Cox, United States

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    Troy Carver, United States

    5 years ago State: MD
    Country: US
    Comments: I would be a shame to close this for a bike trail!!! I ride bikes but we should stop trashing our past!
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    michael sherman, United States

    5 years ago Country: US
    Comments: I have ridden the train several times always bringing non railfan people with me. We spend time and money in Cumberland. To tear up a working historic railroad for a bike trail makes as much sense as filling in the barge canal to build a Lowes.
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