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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Rte 28 N, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
304 424 0736
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Romney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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London, England
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The title of this railway is very well chosen. It chugs alongside the Potomac River and offer an opportunity to see Bald Eagles en route. Good views and narration and I observed 2 separate pairs of Eagles on the wing and a Juvenile sitting adjacent to its nest. There is not a lot to see at the Depot other than... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad was a great ride. We went through some very scenic areas and in one section we were able to see eagles nests and eagles flying around. We saw deer, rabbits and even a bobcat. We rode in the club car which was air conditioned and came with lunch and dinner service during the trip. It... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While most of the cars are enclosed they are not climate controlled, so be prepared. What was disappointing is after a two and one half hour ride the train stops in a very small town for just over an hour in what appears to be an attempt to stimulate the economy a the few shops located close to the stop.

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