25th anniversary season of the tourist train

The Allegany Musuem is ready for the start of the 2013 tourist train season. The 25th season of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad got off to a great start on May 3rd. The 1916 Baldwin steam engine is in fine form. Upon it’s arrival to the Frostburg depot, the turn around point of the journey, train riders were welcomed to the Thrasher Carriage Collection by Allegany Musuem docents. The collection has never looked better!

Museum president Gary Bartik and his crew of community service workers spent a week cleaning and detailing the carriages and adding new explanatory information to the museum. Coming soon, visitors will be able to view at the Thrasher a rare late 1800s wedding ensamble that was recently donated to the Museum. Our collections manager Marie Kujenga noted “this lovely wedding dress is a wonderful donation. The lady who wore it was married here in Cumberland and might have rode in a carriage on her special day.”