Western Maryland Scenic: 2016 landslides repaired

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FROSTBURG, Md. — A landslide that has prevented Western Maryland Scenic Railroad trains from reaching Frostburg, has been repaired, railroad officials say.

The slide at Woodcock Hollow, about 10 miles from the railroad's Cumberland, Md., depot was discovered in late July 2016. It compounded the railroad's troubles after another landslide had been discovered in February 2016. The first site was stabilized.

Since then, trains ran to a siding at Milepost 174, about a mile from the landslide, and returned to Cumberland.

The repair cost Allegany County, Md., $1.5 million, supported in part by federal funds. The county owns the right-of-way that Western Maryland uses.

Watch a video of Western Maryland Scenic representative John Hankey give a video tour of the damage in 2016.

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