Two tempting excursions: Walkersville Southern Scenic Railroad National Capital Trolley Museum

Walkersville Southern

Come take a ride on the Walkerville Southern Scenic Railroad on Saturday, October 6th, 2018.
     The Walkersville Southern is a small scenic railroad that runs between Walkersville and Frederick, Maryland over track that the Pennsylvania Railroad originally built in 1872. It is staffed by volunteers who have a love for railroads.
     The station where you will board the train was built at the turn of the 20th century, as was the tool house in the nearby yard. The railroad uses small diesels to pull an open flat car and restored P-54 passenger cars that were built in the 1920's. During the trip you will see a 100 year old lime kiln and travel on a high trestle over the Monocacy River.
     The train travels slow (~10 mph) so you will have plenty of time to take in the scenery and take pictures. The trip takes about an hour and ten minutes. As a added bonus, the Railroad will give the convention group a tour of the yard before the train ride begins. There are vintage freight cars and cabooses, and passenger cars in the process of being restored in the yard, along with the engine house.
Breaking news: NMRA member Dave Collison will be the engineer in the cab on our excursion. He has invited 2 -3 members of our group to ride up front with him. We'll pick the lucky members by drawing names. 

To learn more about the Walkersville Southern Railroad, go to http://wsrr.org/ws/
The tour will start at 10 am and the train will depart at 11 am.
Cost: Adults (code 201)- $12     Seniors (code 202)- $11     Children 3-12 (code 203)- $10
Children under 3 ride free if they sit on a parent's lap.
You can sign up for the excursion at the convention registration desk until 6:00 pm on Friday, October 5th.
Tickets may be available in Walkersville on Saturday, but we cannot guarantee it.

 A member of the convention staff will be in the registration area in the convention hotel at 8:15 am to provide last-minute information. We suggest leaving the hotel no later than 8:45 am. Drivers should plan to be at the Walkersville Southern parking lot by 9:45. That should give you enough time to park and meet with the group, to go on the tour prior to the train ride. If you are not interested in the tour please be parked by 10:45 so you can board the train by 11:00.

The Railroad is about 40 miles from the hotel, and will take about 50 - 60 minutes to get there. The address is 34 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793 (click pin for map and directions)
The NMRA, the MER, and the convention have no insurance for private automobiles, and any transporting by private means is done by agreement between driver and passengers and is at the driver’s risk.
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Another nearby rail attraction you may wish to visit, Open to the public. Only 8 miles, 19-24 minutes from the hotel.

Vintage Street CarNational Capital
Trolley Museum

Hours: Saturdays, Sundays: Noon to 5 pm
Thursdays, Fridays: 10 am to 2 pm
Admission Adults: $7* (18 to 64) Children, Seniors: $5* (2-17, 65 and over)
      *Admission includes Museum displays, docent-led tours, unlimited street car rides.

1313 Bonifant Road, Colesville, MD 20905–5955 (click pin for map and directions)
    Tel: 301-384-6088
Links to their web pages:  Discover Streetcar HistoryNCTM Streetcar Collections: Washington DC, American, International