The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad said its first trip to Fostburg, Maryland, in nine months will run on May 6.
Garner said railroad personnel will spend the next nine weeks inspecting the track that has been out of service. They will clear brush and make any needed repairs to the track.
With trains unable to operate to Frostburg in 2016, ridership fell by about 10,000.
Another factor in the decline of patronage was that Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 No. 734 was removed from service last April for a 1,472-day inspection.