WSRR

 

 

2017 Regular Excursion Schedule

The railroad operates regular trains on weekends from May through October, RAIN or SHINE!  

 

Advance Reservations are not available unless indicated.

 

Our passenger cars are handicapped accessible, but with limited space for wheelchairs. Please call ahead to ensure seating.

 

All daytrip excursions are approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

 

Departures are as follows, with the exception noted below:

 

May thru September
11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Saturdays Only


October
11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Saturdays and Sundays

 

Exception to regular schedule:
 

Steam Train Special Schedule
May 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29
June 3 and 4
11:00 AM, 1:00 and 3:00 PM

 

We also operate many evening and extra trains as noted in our Special Events schedule at right and in our Dinner Train schedule.


Schedules are subject to change without notice. Although every effort will be made to operate on schedule, the Walkersville Southern Railroad is not liable for delays and reserves the right to alter its schedule and/or equipment as necessary.

 

Special Events

 

Bunny Trains - April 8, 9 and 15 - 11 AM, 1 and 3 PM

Visit with the Bunny on the train who will give each child an Easter gift.  Enjoy juice and Uncle Ralph's cookies in our museum after your ride.  Adults $15, Seniors $14, Children 1 -12  $12. Reservations required

 

Opening Day "Pageant of Engines" - May 6 - 11 AM and 2 PM
Opening Day Cab Rides - 9AM - 1PM  Reservations Required

Opening day!  We'll have all of our locomotives out of the enginehouse and on display with trains excursions departing at 11am and 2pm. Should be some great photos. Enjoy great train videos in the museum. Ride on our regular excursions at 11am and 2pm.  Diesel switching engine Cab rides will be available on a second train operating on the north end of the line every 30-minutes from 9am- 1pm.  Price for the cab rides are $25 per person.  Reservations
 

Steam Trains - May 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, June 3, 4 - 11 AM, 1 and 3 PM
Railfan Specials - May 20 and June 3 - 5 PM
Hand on the Throttle - May 29 - 8 AM, 8:30 AM, 9 AM, 9:30 AM

Steam returns to WSRR!  Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam for three weekends beginning May 20th!   Ride behind a real 80-year-old, coal-fired steam locomotive, the restored Lehigh Valley #126. Be sure to have your camera ready for some memorable photos.  We'll have two open flat cars behind the steamer, plus two enclosed cars and the caboose.  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):  adults $15, seniors $14, children 1 - 12  $12. Reservations are recommneded.

We are also offering two Railfan Specials on Saturday evenings, May 20 and June 3, from 5 to 7 PM. Ride behind the locomotive, plus travel on track north of Walkersville towards Woodsboro, and take advantage of two separate photo run-by opportunities where you can get off the train and get some photos or videos as the train travels slowly past you.  Price for the Railfan Special is $20 per ticket.

Enjoy the unique "Hand on the Throttle" opportunity inside a coal-fired Steam Locomotive with one of our experienced engineers. You must be 18 years of age, posses a valid driver's license , wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. We recommend you also wear eye and ear protection, gloves and a hat. Tickets are $100 for 30-minutes. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

 

Jesse James Day - May 27 - 11 AM, 1 and 3 PM (Steam train Fares)
June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14 - 11 AM & 2 PM 

Jesse James and his gang are on the loose.  Expect an Old West raid on the train.  We'll supply the loot for the robbery, and be aware that there will be the sound of gunfire.

 

Civil War Reenactors - May 20 - 11AM, 1 and 3 PM (Steam train Fares)
September 30  - 11 AM and 2 PM

Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and in the bushes trackside.  Caution!  There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park. Advance reservations are only available for the May event. Tickets can be purchased at the station 30 minutes prior to departure.

 

Father's Day Special Run - Sunday, June 18 - 11AM and 2PM
Father's Day Cab Rides - 9AM - 1PM (every 30-min)  Reservations required.

 Ride on our regular excursions at 11am and 2pm. Diesel switching engine Cab rides will be available on a second train operating on the north end of the line every 30-minutes from 9am- 1pm.  Reservations required.

 

Star-Spangled Fireworks Special - Monday, July 3 and Friday,  July 7 - 8 PM 

Board the train for a ride and spectacular front-row view of the fireworks. Train departs at 8 PM from our station.  We'll ride to the end of the line, then return to the park where we will get off the train to watch the fireworks, then take the short ride back to the station. Bring a flashlight and a blanket to sit on.  Reservations required. RAIN DATE: July 8th

 

Super Hero Picnic - Wednesdays: July 5 and 19, August 2, 16 and 30- 11:30 AM

Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Train departs at 11:30 AM and returns at approximately 2 PM, with a stop in the park for BYO lunch and a Super Hero themed story time presented by the Frederick County Public Library.  Adults $12, seniors $11, children 1- 12 $8. 
Reservations recommended.  RAIN or SHINE!


Teddy Bear Picnic - 
Wednesdays: July 12 and 26, August 9 and 23  - 11:30 AM

Bring your favorite Teddy Bear and meet Goldilocks during the train ride! Train departs at 11:30 AM and returns at approximately 2 PM, with a stop in the park for BYO lunch and a Teddy Bear themed story time presented by the Frederick County Public Library.  Adults $12, seniors $11, children 1 - 12 $8.  Reservations recommended.  RAIN or SHINE!

 

Santa Trains - November 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 23  -  11 AM, 1 and 3 PM

Ride the train with Santa! Have your camera ready for some great shots as Santa will visit with each family! SIGNING SANTA for our hearing impaired friends: November 25, 26 and December 16, 17 and 23.  Adults $16, seniors $15, children one thru 12 $13.  Free hot chocolate and Uncle Ralph's cookies will be served in the museum after your ride. 

Reservations required for these very popular events.