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National Geographic Film at Western Maryland Scenic Railroad (Behind the Scenes)


The cast and crew of a film for National Geographic came to Western Maryland to recreate portions of a documentary about a Russian spy who smuggled plans for an atomic bomb aboard a train in the 1940’s. When the filmmakers needed an authentic vintage train, they decided to shoot aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland, Maryland. Here’s some footage of the “behind the scenes” action.


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