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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

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Address: 149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
Phone Number: +1 304-424-0736

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming...

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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Great way to spend a day

We went with a group on the last Sunday of August. Beautiful though it was, wait until fall when the foliage is changing. Unless you are in the Club Car, it can get hot. As... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ellicott City, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This should only be done for a look at fall foliage. Otherwise this is ridiculously expensive and unstimulating. The conductor is a bit of a tyrant and had to be buttered up in order for him to allow my mother to ride in air conditioning in 100 degree heat. Not worth it.

Thank Kathleen J
Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with a group on the last Sunday of August. Beautiful though it was, wait until fall when the foliage is changing. Unless you are in the Club Car, it can get hot. As long as the train is moving, the windows are ope and there is a steady breeze. Scenery is beautiful and the trip has commentary along... More 

Thank sketchit16
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the area, so the scenery was really no different than anything I have seen before. Sure, it was fun to ride on the train. It was relaxing. But $50? And that $50 didn't even include lunch. Sorry, the Cass Scenic Railroad is more dramatic and more fun and costs less.

1 Thank vegwell
Gambrills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my Dad as a birthday gift. Rode club. Seafood Sunday much better than expected. Although I would have liked the food to be a bit warmer, the shrimp was terrific. Creative and nicely plated wedge salad. Excellent service. When we first entered the train, it was VERY warm, but it cooled down quickly. Lemonade was served immediately & that... More 

Thank Joannie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I treated my parents to a ride for a belated Christmas present. We sat in the club cars and felt that it was well worth the extra cost. Being that it was a hot july day, the A/C felt good in the club cars. Lunch was a hearty ham, turkey and cheese sandwich with tomato basil soup. Supper was a... More 

Thank Girlcaneat
Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the all-day train trip on Saturday, May 28, 2016 and rode in the most recently refurbished club car. The worn and shabby upholstered seats in the other club car that we walked through definitely need to be reupholstered. Food served in the club car included a beverage and sweet roll upon departure, turkey sandwich for... More 

1 Thank nva_wanderers
Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Perfect weather for a perfect train ride. Tickets were ordered by phone and we're ready as promised at the blue caboose. Line to board started to form at noon. A little to hot to stand in the sun for 30 minutes. Even with a good crowd there was no problem getting seats. Windows open for a cool breeze. Seats can... More 

1 Thank dee8306
Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The train trip was exceptional. The staff on the train were wonderful. We loved the scenery and train ride because the ride was slow so one could have the experience of moving through the mountains and the river. We have ridden all the trains in WV and this is one of the best and we highly recommend it. The Koolwink... More 

1 Thank George S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A nice train ride through the mountains along the South Branch of the Potomac River. Probably a real jewel during the leaf changing season. Three hour ride is just right. Part of the way so ride outside in a protected car so you can "experience the natural beauty." They have food aboard but they allow you to bring food in.... More 

1 Thank CarpeDiem45
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Our weekend anniversary trip's first stop was Potomac Eagle train ride. We enjoyed the ride, scenery was beautiful, though not as colorful as we'd hoped for late September. Saw the eagles & enjoyed riding in the gondola car through the trough. Was not impressed with the food options, so we skipped that part of the trip and the train cars... More 

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