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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station - WV 28, 1.5 miles north of US 50, Romney, WV 26757
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Eagle Sighting Nearly Guaranteed

We came across The Potomac Eagle by chance, on one of the MPT channels. They were airing a special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katiebythebay
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Rockville, Maryland
Scenic Railroad

Very enjoyable and super comfortable club car train ride and a very tasty dinner was enjoyed very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norman B
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Indianapolis, United States
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“south branch” (12 reviews)
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149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station - WV 28, 1.5 miles north of US 50, Romney, WV 26757
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across The Potomac Eagle by chance, on one of the MPT channels. They were airing a special documentary-style program on the wildlife in the Romney area and the train itself. The cinematography and still photographs were amazing, so we decided to plan a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and super comfortable club car train ride and a very tasty dinner was enjoyed very much. All train staff were very professional and operated in a fast manner as all food served was hot.

Thank Norman B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The worst part of the experience was the ticketing process. When I went to buy tickets, I was hit with a $13 per ticket "convenience fee" that was not mentioned anywhere else. I emailed and was told if I ordered by phone the fee was...More

3  Thank speedwagon1969
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We actually saw 3 eagles, 2 were right next to the tracks. We went the first day and the train was very empty which made the trip more enjoyable. The seats in coach are pretty comfortable and I looked out the window the entire ride....More

2  Thank Drlaura229
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

An excursion on The Potomac Eagle is not just for train enthusiasts, anyone wanting to see the beauty of the Potomac River through the Trough and witness eagles fishing will enjoy this adventure. It is especially beautiful in the fall as the leaves are turning....More

1  Thank YTW8246
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

We took the train ride on October 21 2:30 p.m. It was a beautiful fall day. I do recommend arriving early. I had some trouble ordering tickets online. I called the number listed and paid for tickets over the phone and then picked them up...More

1  Thank mamabear3111
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I'm a huge fan of trains in general and have fantastic memories of long trips between Cincinnati and Norfolk in the 60's. My husband and I were in the Club Car section of the train and the entire staff was delightful. The wait staff were...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place for everyone! Scenic and wonderful! A great place for people who love going back in time!

Thank Cassie D
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Some people can't be pleased. Even with the older cars and such, my wife and I had a most wonderful day riding the rail. The staff could not have been more pleasant. Barbara, from Richmond, was terrific. Thank you. We saw Eagles nests, eagles and...More

2  Thank Jtingle13
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Well, we decided to go on the train excursion after hearing so many wonderful things about it. The weather was perfect, everyone that worked there was very nice and helpful, except for one person (more on that later). The train goes down through a valley...More

2  Thank Redheadedlass
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pathatchmora
October 5, 2017|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Koolwink in Romney. No frills, but clean and charming.
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Riva-traveler
August 12, 2017|
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Response from PotomacEagle | Property representative |
Our platform has a few steps but also has ramps. Boarding from the platform onto the train is fairly level. Walkers are usually not a problem, although they can be hard to get through our doorways sometimes. Some of the... More
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RDW2
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
We went the end of June and saw an adult and a youngster.
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