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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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Watch Eagles soar and deer graze from a classic train

We were told you could see eagles on this trip but so many attractions mention wildlife and you never see anything. We saw two Bald Eagles and an immature eagle or golden eagle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Magnolia Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were told you could see eagles on this trip but so many attractions mention wildlife and you never see anything. We saw two Bald Eagles and an immature eagle or golden eagle, plus an adult greater blue heron. Also saw several deer including one young deer a few feet from the train just watching us watch her. They have... More 

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conn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice desiel powered train along the scenic Potomac river nice views of farms and ruins of historical homes. The high point is the Trough a narrow river valley where you see bald eagles. the station has restrooms and a nice gift shop and food is sold on the train.

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Hollywood, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wonderful scenic trip. Very nice three hour train ride, they told us local history about houses and land as we passed along the way. We did sight a few eagle along the way.

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Romney, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Goes through the South Branch Potomac Trough, which is spectacular when fall colors peak - intense colors like a bowl of Fruit Loops cereal. The historian on the train adds a lot to the enjoyment of the trip.

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Phoenixville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Took trip for second time in five years. Scenery was gorgeous and the narration interesting. Saw a few eagles in flight and two nests with young in them. A great relaxing outing for all ages.

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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, United States
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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

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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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

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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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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