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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

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Address: Rte 28 N, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
Phone Number: 304 424 0736
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Lovely trip.

We splurged for the first class dining tickets. The service was impeccable, food was good and plentiful. Saw many bald eagles in "The Trough" which was neat. The bathrooms were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
Sunnie H
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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, United States
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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We splurged for the first class dining tickets. The service was impeccable, food was good and plentiful. Saw many bald eagles in "The Trough" which was neat. The bathrooms were ok but not the greatest. Worst thing was the PA system, couldn't hear much of what was presumably good information about the trip. The conductor was knowledgeable, but the lady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Took this scenic train ride as a last minute idea in october...views were amazing ...staff was fantastic on the train...saw several eagles but the scenery was fantastic..met so many sweet wonderful people...best trip in a long time and October is definitely the best time of the year 2 do it!!!

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Frederick
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259 attraction reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We booked here late in the foliage season but were not disappointed. This is a tiny train station, right off of the highway, with a Chessie system scenic train that runs for either a half or a whole day. We chose the half day trip and that was long enough for me. There were comfy padded seats for each passenger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Not many have the opportunity to see bald eagles in their natural habitat. It was sometimes hard to hear the tour guide for the noise of the train echoing from the mountains but she was ever watchful for the eagles and reported them early enough for everyone to see

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Carlisle, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We rode the train for 3 hours in a car full of homeschoolers. It was a planned co-op event. Kids and adults all loved it. The guide told about different historic buildings and events along the route. Don't miss going to the open air car to see the eagles soaring above the train. Snacks available include coffee, hot chocolate and... More 

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Pittsburgh
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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We planned our trip to see the Fall colors along the river and mountains near Romney,W.Virginia. We had beautiful weather and many photo opportunities. One of the Potomac Eagle's claims to fame are seeing Bald Eagles along the train route and we were not disappointed. Even with a large group, we felt we had room to move around, staying in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very nice three hour train trip with historic equipment through the South Branch Valley with beautiful scenery, historic buildings and ruins, and EAGLES.

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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Ride was 3 hrs. long. They told us local history about houses and lands we passed along the way. We did sight about 6 eagles along the way. This would not be a good trip for children , adults yes.

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Culpeper, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The weather was wonderful, but the best part was the eagles soaring through the "Trough"! Our historian on board added such great knowledge during the trip and the beauty of the changing leaves made this a trip to remember. I highly recommend this train ride to everyone. What a wonderful family experience!

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Ridgeway, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On Sept. 20, 2014, I had the honor of riding one of the best train rides of my life. For 3 hours, wonderful staff and breath taking views, of the river, wildlife with bald eagles and some of the most beautiful hidden farm land I have ever seen made for a great day. I had opted to pay the extra... More 

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