Our Featured Excursions
Diesel engine Cab rides available! Enjoy the ride of a lifetime sitting up with our Engineer. Learn about the locomotive's controls while enjoying our tracks from a whole new viewpoint. Then, jump into the Engineer's seat for a fun photo op!
Cab rides are approximately 30 minutes long. Must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. Riders must wear full-length pants/jeans, and no open-toed shoes or high heels will be permitted. Reservations Required.
Civil War Reenactors - Steam Train
Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and trackside. There will be the sound of gunfire with ground skirmishes and a mock battle at the park.
Enjoy a four-course meal with gracious service in a grand setting. Board our richly restored 1920s-era dining car at the train station in Walkersville for 6 PM departure, and settle back and relax to fine dining throughout your leisurely two-hour train ride. We will return to the station at approximately 8 PM.
Rides last 1 hour and 10 minutes - Rain or Shine!
Hand on the Throttle
Treat yourself or the train enthusiast in your life to a unique "Hand on the Throttle" ride with one of our experienced engineers aboard a steam locomotive. Hand on the Throttle rides are approximately 30 minutes long. Must be 18+, posess a valid driver's license, wear closed-toe shoes, full-length pants/jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. We suggest eye and ear protection, gloves and a hat. Tickets are $125 for 30-minutes. Space is limited, and reservations are required.
Jesse James Day
Jesse and his gang are on the loose! Expect an Old West raid on the train (we'll supply the loot for the robbery). There will be the sound of gunfire!
Mother's Day Dinner Train
Celebrate Mother's Day with a relaxing Dinner Train ride Departing at 6pm and returning at approximately 8pm. Catering provided by The Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg, MD.
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
Come enjoy an exciting Murder Mystery Dinner produced by professional actors from the Way Off Broadway acting troupe of Frederick, MD, and catered by The Carriage House, Emmitsburg, MD. Approximately 2 hours of interactive fun and delicious dining in our 1920s-era dining car. Train departs at 6pm; seating is limited and reservations are required.
Join us on Opening Day for the first excursions of the season!
Railfan Special - Photo Freight
This popular event has been reimagined to celebrate WSRR's 30th Anniversary. Ride behind a steam locomotive, and photograph a mixed-freight train from designated trackside locations. There will be unique props at some of the stops to enhance your photographs. Exclusive access to photo locations and a commemorative 30th Anniversary lanyard with VIP Pass included in your ticket price. Perfect for train and photo enthusiasts alike!
Steam returns to WSRR! Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam for three weekends beginning May 22nd! Ride behind a real, coal-fired steam locomotive. Be sure to have your camera ready for some memorable photos. We'll have two open flat cars behind the steamer, plus several enclosed cars and a caboose (caboose available when not privately reserved). Departures at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day. Note that you may not want to wear your Sunday best because the steam locomotive can shower a little coal dust and water at times. Daytime excursions (1 hour and 10 minutes)
Steam Train - Private Caboose
Come enjoy a 70-minute ride in our private red caboose at the tail-end of our train pulled by a steam engine! You will also be leading the train back to the station after we get to the end of the line. Private caboose rental includes fares for up to 15 guests. Caboose rentals are not handicap accessible.