WSRR

 

2024 Calendar at a Glance

 

Printable Schedule

 

March

3/23 - Bunny Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

3/24 - Bunny Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

3/30 - Bunny Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

 

April

 

May

5/4 - Cab Rides - 9am-11:30am

      - Opening Day - 11am, 2pm

5/5 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

5/11 - Wild West Express - 11am, 2pm

5/12 - Mother's Day Picnic - 11am

5/18 - Steam Train - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

5/19 - Hand on the Throttle - 8am-9:30am

        - Steam Train - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

5/25 - Steam Train - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

5/26 - Hand on the Throttle - 8am-9:30am

        - Steam Train - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

        - Railfan Photo Special - 5:30pm

5/27 - Memorial Day (Steam) - 11am, 1pm,              3pm

 

June

6/1 - Wild West (Steam) - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

6/2 - Hand on the Throttle - 8am-9:30am

        - Steam Train - 11am, 1pm, 3pm

6/8 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

6/15 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

        - Mystery Train - 6pm

6/16 - Father's Day Picnic - 11am

6/22 - Princess Express - 11am, 1:30pm,                  4pm

6/29 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

 

 

July

7/3 - Teddy Bear Picnic - 11:30am

7/5 - Star-Spangled Fireworks - 8pm

7/6 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

7/10 - Super Hero Picnic - 11:30am

7/13 - Wild West Express - 11am, 2pm

7/14 - Sunday Picnic Train - 11am

7/17 - Teddy Bear Picnic - 11:30am

7/20 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

        - Mystery Train - 6pm

7/24 - Super Hero Picnic - 11:30am

7/27 - Ice Princess Express - 11am, 1:30pm,            4pm

7/31 - Teddy Bear Picnic - 11:30am

 

August

8/3 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

       - Sensory Friendly - 4pm

8/7 - Super Hero Picnic - 11:30am

8/10 - Wild West Express - 11am, 2pm

8/14 - Super Hero Picnic - 11:30am

8/17 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

        - Mystery Train - 6pm

8/18 - End of Summer Picnic - 11am

8/21 - Super Hero Picnic - 11:30am

8/24 - Rails, Tales, & Ales - TBD

8/28 - Super Hero Picnic - 11:30am

8/31 - Scenic Excursion - 11am, 2pm

 

September

9/1 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

9/7 - Civil War Reenactment - 11am, 2pm

9/8 - Grandparent's Day - 11am, 2pm

9/14 - Wild West Express - 11am, 2pm

9/15 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

9/21 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

        - Mystery Train - 6pm

9/22 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

9/28 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

9/29 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

 

October

10/5 - Wild West Express - 11am, 2pm

10/6 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

10/12 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

10/13 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

10/19 - Pumpkin Patch - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

          - Mystery Train - 6pm

10/20 - Pumpkin Patch - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

10/25 - TBA - 6pm

10/26 - Pumpkin Patch - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

10/27 - Trick-or-Treat - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

 

November

11/2 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

11/3 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

11/9 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

11/10 - Autumn Excursion - 11am, 2pm

11/29 - Santa Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

11/30 - Santa Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm


December

12/3 - Santa Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

12/7 - Santa Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

12/8 - Santa Trains - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

12/14 - Winter Express - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

12/15 - Winter Express - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm

12/21 - Holiday Spectacular - 11am 1:30pm,              4pm, 6:30pm

12/22 - Holiday Spectacular - 11am, 1:30pm,

            4pm, 6:30pm

 

Special Events

 

2024 SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL EVENTS


Rosie CheeksMoonshine on the Line
 - February 11 - 3 PM

During your scenic train ride, enjoy five samples of premium moonshine crafted locally at Rosie Cheeks Distillery here in Walkersville, MD. Full jars of moonshine will be available for purchase after your ride. 21+ event only. Reservations required. 

Easter Bunny

Bunny Trains - March 23, 24 & 30 - 11 AM, 1:30 PM & 4 PM

Visit with the Easter Bunny on the train! Each child will have a chance to take pictures with the Bunny and receive a small surprise. Reservations required. 

Cab Rides - May 4 - 9 AM, 9:30 AM, 10 AM, 10:30 AM, 11 AM, 11:30 AM

Diesel engine cab rides available! Enjoy the ride of a lifetime sitting up with our engineer. Learn about the locomotive's controls while enjoying our tracks Opening Dayfrom a whole new viewpoint. Then, jump into the Engineer's seat for a fun photo op!

Cab rides are private and approximately 30 minutes long. Must be 18+ or accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. Riders must wear full-length pants/jeans, and no open-toe shoes or high-heels will be permitted. 30 minute time-slots. Reservations Required.

Opening Day - May 4 - 11 AM & 2 PM

Vintage engines on display all day. Enjoy one of the first rides of the season! Reservations Recommended.

Wild WestWild West Express [formerly Jesse James Day] - May 11, June 1* (steam), July 13, August 10, September 14 & October 5 - 11 AM & 2 PM (*June 1 - 11AM, 1PM & 3PM)

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. Reservations Recommended.

picnicSunday Picnic Train - May 12 (Mother's Day), June 16 (Father's Day), July 14, August 18 - 11 AM

Ride the train the full length of our track (both North and South)! Bring the family out for an approximately 2-hour train ride with a 1-hour stop at the local community park for a BYO picnic and free-play time. Reservations Recommended.

Steam Train Rides - May 18, 19, 25, 26 & 27 (Memorial Day), June 1 (Wild West) & 2 - 11AM, 1PM & 3PMSteam

Steam returns to WSRR!  Experience the exciting sights, smells and sounds of steam for three weekends beginning May 18th! Ride behind a real, coal-fired steam locomotive. Be sure to have your camera ready for some memorable photos.  We'll have two open flat cars behind the steamer, plus several enclosed cars and a caboose (caboose available when not privately reserved). 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) Reservations Recommended. 

Hand on the ThrottleHand on the Throttle (Steam) - May 19, 26 & June 2 - 8 AM, 8:30 AM, 9 AM, 9:30 AM

Treat yourself or the train enthusiast in your life to a unique "Hand on the Throttle" ride with one of our experienced engineers aboard a steam locomotive. Hand on the Throttle rides are approximately 30 minutes long. Must be 18+, possess a valid driver's license, wear closed-toe shoes, full-length pants/jeans and a long-sleeved shirt. We suggest eye and earPhoto Special protection, gloves and a hat. Private 30 minute time-slots. Reservations Required.

Railfan Photo Special - May 26 - 5:30 PM

This year's Railfan Photo Special theme is TBD. Photographers of all skill levels, railfans, and everyone in between are welcome to enjoy a series of photo runbys complete with props and reenactors. This event is not handicapped accessible. Reservations Required.

Princess ExpressPrincess Express - June 22 & July 27 - 11AM, 1:30PM & 4PM

Ride the train with your favorite Princesses! Be greeted at the station by our special guests, watch the Princesses put on a magical platform performance, then enjoy a 1 hour and 10 minute long scenic excursion. Our special guests will visit with each family for photos and small prizes. We are so excited to be partnering with Sew Classy Royal Events to bring you this event. Children are encouraged to dress up! Reservations Required. 

June 22 - Ice Queen, Snow White, Island Princess, Rapunzel

July 27 - Winter in July: Ice Queen, Ice Princess, Ice Harvester Matthew Dodd

*Characters are subject to change without notice. All efforts will be made to avoid changes.

 

Rails, Tales & Ales *NEW* - June 30 & August 24 - TBD

Enjoy a relaxing train ride, live performance of "Songs & Stories of Old Railroad Days" by Matthew Dodd, and a tasting of local beers. 


Teddy BearTeddy Bear Picnic - July 3, 17 & 31 - 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 a BYO lunch and a Teddy Bear themed story time presented by the Frederick County Public Library. RAIN or SHINE! Reservations Recommended.

Please note that this event is not handicap accessible. There are a few steps required to de-train at the park. 


Super Hero

Super Hero Picnic - July 10 & 24, August 7, 14, 21 & 28 - 11:30 AM

Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Train departs at 11:30 AM and returns at approximately 2pm, with a stop in the park for a BYO lunch and a Super Hero themed story time presented by the Frederick County Public Library. RAIN or SHINE! Reservations Recommended.

Please note that these rides are not handicap accessible. There are a few steps required to de-train at the park. This is not a character event. We are the Super Heroes!

Fireworks

Star-Spangled Fireworks Train - July 5 [rain date July 6] - 8 PM 

Board the train for a ride and spectacular view of the fireworks. Train departs at 8 PM from our station. We'll ride to the end of the line, then return to a designated viewing area where we will get off of the train to watch the fireworks. Once the fireworks have concluded we will re-board the train for a short ride back to the station. Bring a flashlight and a blanket to sit on. Reservations Required. 

Please note that this event is not handicap accessible. There are no restrooms available once the train has departed the station. Porta-pottys are available before and after the trip.

 

Sensory

Sensory-Friendly Summertime Excursion - August 3 - 4PM

This event is geared specifically for our Autism spectrum and sensory processing disorder friends in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Reservations Recommended.

Note that we still have to use the bells and horn at crossings. This sensory-friendly event is closed to the general public and exclusive to those on the Autism spectrum or with similar needs and their friends/family. 

GrandparentsCivil War Reenactment - September 7 - 11AM & 2PM

Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and trackside. Caution! There will be the sound of gunfire with ground skirmishes and a mock battle at the park.

Grandparent's Day - September 8 - 11AM & 2PM

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go... How about over the river and through the woods WITH Grandma and/or Grandpa! Celebrate Grandparent's day with a relaxing train ride that passes over the Monocacy River and through the woods into picturesque Maryland farm country.Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch - October 19, 20, 26 - 11AM, 1:30PM, & 4PM

Take a train ride to a pumpkin patch! All passengers get to select a pumpkin to take home. Reservations Recommended.

Trick-or-treatNot-So-Spooky Trick-or-Treat Costume Ride - October 27 - 11AM, 1:30PM, 4PM

Wear your costume! Ride the train while our Conductor and costumed friends roam the train handing out candy and prizes. Don't forget to practice saying 'trick-or-treat'! Reservations Recommended.Santa Trains

 

Santa Trains - November 29 & 30, December 1, 7 & 8 - 11AM, 1:30PM & 4PM

Ride the train with Santa! Santa will visit with each family for photos, and gift each child with a small surprise! Reservations Required. 

Winter Express w/Santa & Friends - December 14 & 15 - 11AM, Winter Express1:30PM & 4PM

Santa will be joined by the Ice Queen and Ice Princess for a royal Christmas celebration! Join us and sing along as our special guests put on a magical platform performance to get you in the Christmas spirit, followed by a train ride filled with personal meet & greets with our special guests. Santa will also have a small surprise for each child. We are so excited to be partnering with Sew Classy Royal Events to bring you this event. Children are encouraged to dress up! Reservations Required. 

Holiday Spectacular *NEW* - December 21 & 22 - 11AM, 1:30PM & 4pm [plus 6:30PM on 12/21 only]

Our newest and most extravagant Christmas celebration yet! Entertainment throughout the entire ride! Enjoy a visit from Santa, reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", and Glee-club-style Caroling Trio, the "Sleigh Belles".