2015 Regular Excursion Schedule

The railroad operates regular trains on weekends from May through October, RAIN or SHINE!  Advance Reservations are not available unless indicated. 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

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Saturdays and Sundays


Exception to regular schedule:

Steam Train Special Schedule
May 16 & 17, 23, 24 & 25 and May 30 & 31
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 - March 28 & 29 and April 4 - 11 AM, 1 & 3 PM

Visit with the Bunny on the train who will give each child an Easter gift.  Enjoy juice and cookies in our museum after your ride.  Adults $15, seniors $14, children one thru 12 $12. Reservations required


Opening Day "Parade of Engines" - May 2 - 11 AM & 2 PM

Opening day!  We'll have all of our locomotives out of the enginehouse on display. Should be some great photos. Enjoy great train videos in the museum. 


Steam Trains - May 16 & 17, May 23, 24 & 25, May 30 & 31 - 11 AM, 1 & 3 PM

Railfan Specials May 16 and May 30 - 5 PM

Steam returns to WSRR!  Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam for three weekends beginning May 16th!   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.   Ride our regular excursion route during the day, or take the two-hour railfan special at 5 PM with photo runbys.  Daytime excursions:  adults $15, seniors $14, children one thru 12 $12.

We are also offering two Railfan Specials on Saturday evenings, May 16 and 30, from 5 to 7 PM. Ride behind the locomotive, plus travel north on newly-renovated 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.

Reservations are highly recommended for all steam events. Reservations here. Tickets will also be available at our ticket office unless they are noted as "sold out" on our website.


Jesse James Day - May 16 - 11 AM, 1 & 3 PM (Steam train Fares)

June 13, July 11, August 8 and September 12 - 11 AM & 2 PM (Regular Excursion Fares)

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. Advance reservations are only available for the May event. 


Civil War Reenactors - May 23 - 11 AM, 1 & 3 PM (Steam train Fares)

September 26 - 11 AM & 2 PM 
(Regular Excursion Fares)

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. Advance Reservations are not available. Tickets can be purchased at the station 30 minutes prior to departure.


Star-Spangled Fireworks Special - Friday, July 3 - 8 PM 

Visit the firemen's carnival in town, have dinner, then 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 recommended.


Teddy Bear Picnic - Wednesdays: July 8 and 22, August 5 and 19 (SOLD OUT) - 11:30 AM

Fun with Goldilocks, a great event for toddlers.  Bring your Teddy Bear and a lunch.  Train departs 11:30 AM and returns at 2 PM, with a stop in the park for lunch and story time.  Adults $12, seniors $11, children one thru 12 $8.  Reservations recommended.  RAIN or SHINE!


Santa Trains - November 28 & 29, December 5 & 6, 12 & 13 and 19 & 20

11 AM, 1 & 3 PM

Ride the train with Santa.  Have your camera ready for some great shots as Santa will visit with each family!  Adults $15, seniors $14, children one thru 12 $12.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the museum after your ride. Reservations required for these very popular events.