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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Romney, WV, USA
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About Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as the Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, the Trough is home to American bald eagles. All excursions are round-trip and include narration. A concession car is available to purchase snacks and drinks. Sorry, no smoking, pets, or alcoholic beverages permitted.
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Cynde P. wrote a review Jun 28
Seaford, Delaware28 contributions21 helpful votes
We went on the all day excursion to Petersburg with the Superior Dining option. It was a wonderful experience. The train ride was very comfortable and the narration along the ride was very informative. The 2 hour visit in Petersburg was very enjoyable. We toured the Historic Court House, had ice cream and visited the gift shop. The food on the train was delicious and the staff was very professional. We really enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to going again in the fall for the fall foliage tour.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Kathy C wrote a review Jun 27
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AMAZING customer service. Trip was booked a week in advance online. We took advantage of the 60% off coach trough trip special, but we were treated as if we booked the supreme class. When booking, I asked for handicap seating as I have a small service dog that rides in a stroller for things like this for his safety and well being, allowing him to focus on me. When we arrived, we found they have no handicap seating because the train itself is very old and can't really be brought to handicap compliance. Plus, the access isles in the coach seating aren't wide enough to allow for wheelchairs or strollers. The staff bent over backwards to make sure we could ride in comfort without compromising our mobility or use of the stroller. I don't want to go into detail about what the special arrangements were for us in particular, suffice it to say when they told us what they could do for us I almost cried with gratitude. We WILL be back! I will say that the trough trip is probably better viewed during fall or late during when the foliage isn't so thick... you'd be able to see more. We did see several eagles and some deer. Our trip was during the middle of the day. I would imagine an early morning or later in the day trip (just before dusk) would yield more wildlife viewing. Thank you so so much staff off POTOMAC EAGLE for going above and beyond. We were ecstatic!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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caligur wrote a review Jun 26
Lusby, Maryland95 contributions41 helpful votes
We just had our train ride last Saturday, and it was fun, very informative,great sceneries, especially the eagles. The staff was very nice. They even have a complimentary tour when we got to Petersburg. We had a great time. We will definitely do it again.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Michelle L wrote a review Jun 26
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My family took my mother on this trip to celebrate her 89th birthday. We loved the staff, especially Jean! Everyone was very, very courteous and friendly. My only suggestion would be that there would be a succinct email or checklist on the website about check in procedures. Once you arrive you have to get boarding passes. From there you get into a line for your train car. It was a little hectic, luckily we were a family of adults and Mom had her transport chair. The staff was very accommodating and helped us get to where we needed to be via ramps. A concern I have is the decking around the South Depot. There are several boards that are uneven/popped up on the platform. There was one board on the deck as you enter the store that I observed 4 people in a row tripping over. I know an employee noticed, so am hoping these hazards are fixed. All in all a great trip! A little lengthy for a senior but live and learn. Some of our party got to see an eagle perched on a post about 15 feet from them while on the open car. I can’t say enough about the kindness of the train staff during our adventure. Thank you!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Jill B wrote a review Jun 20
Virginia6 contributions3 helpful votes
The scenery is beautiful on this trip and the train in good shape, very nostalgic. We took the 3 hour daytime trip. The river, the mountains, the forest, the eagles, the guide's historical information. It was all very enjoyable and I would take another trip with them. The check in process was smooth and plenty of free grass/gravel parking. There are a number of camping/camper/glamping areas nearby. The town of Romney has a couple of small hotels for a night stay and a few farm stands, grocery store, a few casual places to eat, and a couple of gasoline stations/convenience shops. There's a great little self-guided walkable tour of Romney that was good as well and though we arrived after closing there are a couple of interesting curiosity shops I would have gone in.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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