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.
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
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.
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
in the process of being restored in the yard, along with the engine
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/
tour will start at
10 am and the train will depart at 11 am.
(code 201)- $12
Seniors (code 202)- $11
Children 3-12 (code 203)- $10
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
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.
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
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.
nearby rail attraction you may wish to visit,
Open to the public. Only 8 miles, 19-24
minutes from the hotel.
Saturdays, Sundays: Noon to 5 pm
Thursdays, Fridays: 10 am to 2 pm
Adults: $7* (18 to 64)
Children, Seniors: $5* (2-17, 65 and over)
*Admission includes Museum displays,
docent-led tours, unlimited street
1313 Bonifant Road,
Colesville, MD 20905–5955
(click pin for map and
Links to their web pages: Discover
NCTM Streetcar Collections: Washington DC, American, International