A Weekend That Exceeded Expectations: Part 4

After photographing Amtrak’s eastbound Capitol Limited and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s Pumpkin Train at the downtown Cumberland stations on Sunday morning, we headed for the spot in the Narrows to await the Pumpkin Train.

With a 10 a.m. departure from the Cumberland station it appeared at the Narrows in just under four minutes.

We then caught the train at Helmstetter’s Curve at 10:20 a.m. The train passengers unloaded for kids to pick up their pumpkins. When finished everybody re-boarded for a 10:41 a.m. departure to return to Cumberland.

A few minutes later we started our mile walk on the bike path to Brush Tunnel. As we started, we encountered several pedaling track cars that had started their journey at Frostburg. The Tracks and Yaks program gives patrons the opportunity to pedal downhill from Frostburg to Cumberland.

I will conclude this series on Friday at Brush Tunnel.

Article and Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

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