- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) - Officials say track damage from a recent landslide will keep Western Maryland Scenic Railroad trains from reaching their Frostburg destination until at least the summer.

Scenic railroad Superintendent John Garner tells the Cumberland Times-News (https://bit.ly/1T6j8cW ) that the landslide was located Thursday outside of Frostburg and was likely mine-related.

Garner says land below the railroad tracks has slipped away between 2 and 4 feet, making the tracks impassable.

The co-owner of Frostburg’s Trail Inn Lodging Campground and Cafe, John Saylor, says his business relies on visitors who step off the train from Cumberland.

Garner says that if the Bureau of Mines detects a mine-related issue, it would take full financial responsibility to repair the site. If the damage isn’t the result of mine damage, Garner says the railroad will have to reconsider its Frostburg excursions.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, https://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html

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