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Morriss expects WMSR move to be Temporary

June 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Although the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has moved its headquarters out of the Railway Station in Cumberland- shifting all operations to Ridgeley- local elected officials tell WCBC News they view the move as strictly temporary. The tourist train has been shut down this season due to the restrictions in place as a result of the Coronavirus- and that has led to an estimated $650,000 loss in revenue according to General Manager John Garner- forcing the railroad to look at cost cutting measures. Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss tells WCBC News he fully expects the scenic railroad to re-open its headquarters and central location at Canal Place once the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course- and restrictions are lifted…

4 Responses to “Morriss expects WMSR move to be Temporary”

  1. June 26, 2020 at 5:08 am, Mark said:



  2. June 26, 2020 at 6:05 am, mac said:

    My suggestion would be to allow them 1 or 2 years in Ridgeley and see if the recoup the $650K.


  3. June 26, 2020 at 8:32 am, Hoagie said:

    He only tells you what you wanna hear. Never honest, even if it isn’t good news.


  4. June 26, 2020 at 9:26 am, Bob said:

    He thinks the failure of the Easter Bunny to make an appearance this year was due to the pandemic and just temporary. His hope springs eternal despite all empirical evidence.


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