Father’s Day weekend … what to do?!? Bring dad down to the National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival and let him get his power-tool fix!
The carver’s arrive on Tuesday at the Addison Community Park to fire up their blades and start creating phenomenally detailed sculpture that is ready for auction on Saturday afternoon. The public is welcome to peruse the grounds and enjoy conversation with the artists, carving demonstrations, and food booths. On Friday night be entertained by our hometown parade and an awesome fireworks display by Addison VFD and Little Big Shots. Saturday afternoon brings the Silent Auction winner announcement, raffle drawing, and the carving auction. The net proceeds from this event benefit the Somerset County Blind Center. Thank you Confluence Lions Club!
Do you know a RR buff? Have them mark their calendars!
September 11-13, 2015
Steel Wheels Tickets Now Available for the
Western Maryland Railroads Heritage Weekend!
Line up of activities.
Hand on the Throttle, (HOTT)Operate a real steam locomotive or our switcher Diesel under the direction of our certified Engineers
No. 7 Switcher HOTT Available now.
734 HOTT will be released after June 15th on the Calendar and the WMSR website for Steel Wheels or call 800-Train-50.
Shop Tour Train - Visit the largest articulated steam locomotive that will be in regular operation at the WMSR in 2016. See for yourself the parts of a steam locomotive and what is involved in keeping these magnificent machines in operation.
Friday Departure: 8:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm
Saturday Departure: 8:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Sunday Departure: 8:30am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Caboose Lunch to Frostburg - Experience what it was like to ride the railroad in an authentic caboose. Your ride will also include a delicious lunch at the Trail Inn in Frostburg.
Twilight Deisel Experience - Friday evening.
Enjoy an evening twilight diesel photo excursion with buffet at Trail Inn, Frostburg. Excursion will include a sampling of photo opportunities directed by the WMSR Foundation and Lerro Productions. These photo opportunities will be for professional as well as novice photographers with diesels and the Railroad Heritage Landscape Program - Signals on the two signal bridges will be lit for photos on the line. Bring your camera enjoy some unique photo opportunities as we celebrate our Western Maryland Rail Heritage.
Saturday WMSR Iron Rail Tour or Luncheon and Castle tour - travel on the 1130 train to Frostburg where you will board a short bus ride to Mt. Savage, MD for the Iron Rail Days or a visit to The Castle. Iron rail tour will include lunch, Mt Savage/C&P railroad guided tour, and a visit to the Mt Savage Historical Society Museum. The Castle Tour (An Elegant Bed & Breakfast) will include a historic tour and a luncheon on site. Both tours includes Dinner Banquet ticket for the Ramada Inn Saturday night.
Saturday Evening Rail Heritage Banquet
featuring guest speakers, including Dave Downton at the Ramada Inn Cumberland 530pm
Western Maryland Railway Bus Tour
Tour will include Georges Creek and Cumberland Railroad, ,WM Caboose 1814 in Midlothian, Bill Miller's steam locomotive USAR 611 and 614, the old Silk Mill, a tour of the Westernport Museum Station and caboose with 2 guest speakers to discuss railroading on the Western Maryland and Georges Creek. Many photo opportunities along the way. A BBQ chicken lunch is included at VFD. Includes Western Maryland Dinner Banquet at the Ramada Inn Saturday evening.