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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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Linda P wrote a review Sep 21
Mineral Bluff, Georgia69 contributions21 helpful votes
Visiting near here so we looked on Groupon to see if there were any items available. Saw this available and decided to jump on it. Was very nice. We had a coach seat. Wasn't bad. Had restrooms and a snack bar on the train. Didn't see any eagles but enjoyed the ride. They do have various categories available. Also had an open car.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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DAW59 wrote a review Sep 20
Catonsville, Maryland135 contributions31 helpful votes
We sat in premium coach and had lunch on the 3 hour train ride. It was a nice scenic view, relaxing and we enjoyed the friendly staff and fun ride. The lunch was nice, and I recommend getting the premium coach. The trip would be a little long for smaller kids, but adults will enjoy it.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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BobH22 wrote a review Sep 5
Fishersville, Virginia237 contributions92 helpful votes
We took the three hour trough trip on a beautiful sunny day. Beautiful views, we saw several eagles, and found it to be a very relaxing experience. Hard to see the river at times through the trees, but still a pleasant experience. The train cars are nothing special, but they were reasonably comfortable and you were allowed to move around, get concessions, etc. There was a gondola that you could go out to for a period of time and be completely outdoors. They do limit the number of people in the gondola at present due to COVID-19, so you have to put your name in a lottery and be selected. So there is some risk that you may not be able to do that.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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beaches4me22031 wrote a review Aug 2020
Fairfax, Virginia73 contributions29 helpful votes
Have always wanted to take this train and found a deal and decided to say yes. What a nice ride. It was hot but it was July. the staff was so very kind. The ride was wonderful. Lots of beautiful views and local knowledge shared. Great deal on the snack car. BBQ and a soda for $6. It was yummy. All staff is very covid aware. Would do it again!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Andrew T wrote a review Aug 2020
Tulsa, Oklahoma91 contributions56 helpful votes
We did the all day trip from Romney to Petersburg in the premier club car. The train takes a good three hours down and a little less time back with a layover for shopping in Petersburg, we were very impressed with the club car and its wonderful staff that caters to your needs and makes sure you don’t go away hungry. The Potomac trough was interesting and a highlight. However, I found gliding through endless fields of corn near Petersburg to be a true field of dreams — really. All in all it was a relaxing and enjoyable day. A few heads up, there’s not a lot to do in Petersburg, and the price is perhaps a little steep. However, I’d do it again any time. You should too!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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