Tag Archives: Walkersville Southern Railroad

Gear Up for the Holidays: New Home for Model Engineers Train Car

For around five decades, the Frederick County Society of Model Engineers (FCSME) called a small plot of land at 423 E. Patrick Street home. Its structure was not a building, but rather a historic train car that formerly transported thoroughbred race horses. The 70-foot long car was placed on a small set of railroad tracks. The nonprofit organization hosted regular …

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Walkersville Southern Railroad Gears Up for New Season

The Walkersville Southern Railroad is chug, chug, chugging into another season of pistons pumping and train whistles blaring. The nonprofit, supported mainly by volunteers who manage the railroad, will begin offering regular excursions starting in May and running until October rain or shine. Train rides last about an hour and 10 minutes. The train itself travels about 10 mph along …

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