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Polar Express Excursions A Hit For WMSR

December 11th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

There’s no question it’s been a tough couple of years for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, but the local operation seems to have caught lightning in a bottle with the Polar Express excursions this Christmas season.  John Garner is the General Superintendent of the railroad, and was a guest on the Dave Norman Program…

4 Responses to “Polar Express Excursions A Hit For WMSR”

  1. December 11, 2019 at 6:44 am, Zufall said:

    Hasn’t the WMSR always had a Santa train? Only difference this year is that they are not going all the way to Frostburg and charging more. That’s news worthy?


    • December 11, 2019 at 10:44 am, Bob said:

      > This is better than plain old generic Santa because it is branded! WMSR licensed the scheme from Rail Events Inc. for a considerable fee. Cumberland is one of forty venues for it this year, though apparently not one of the well reviewed ones.


  2. December 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm, Bill Brauch said:

    I’m missing the point. It’s better because it’s branded? Instead of creating their own experience it is better because I can go to one of forty venues to experience it and they want me to pay more money for the privilege? I’m glad I took my grandkids last year (even with the overflowing bathrooms).


  3. December 12, 2019 at 1:03 am, Ed Dodrill said:

    Is it true the Potomac Eagle wants to buy out Cumberland … anyone?


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