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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
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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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Pleasant, scenic rail journey

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
nva_wanderers
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Northern Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Oakland, Maryland
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129 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Annandale, Virginia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Newton Falls, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Went with family to see the bald eagles. They did not disappoint. Shaw three flying and two giant eagle nests. The train had very few creature comforts but reminiscent of days gone by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The day we took the Potomac Eagle from Romney to the Sycamore Bridge and back turned out to be a beautiful, hardly-a-cloud-in-the-sky kind of day. We bought tickets online, so we only had to show up and board. Riding on the left side of the train on the trip out provided a view of the river most of the way.... More 

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Lovingston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Our family took the 6-hour trip back in June and thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband, my sister, her husband, her 9-yr.-old daughter, and I took my parents on a first-class ride in celebration of their 65th anniversary. The parents wanted to the full 6 hours, so we booked passage in the club car. Because we had concerns about how the... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Friday, 30 Oct 2015 Rosie and I rode the historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad train. It is one of America's most beautiful train rides. We rode the train for three hours and enjoy a narrated excursion through a tranquil and pristine mountain valley near Romney, West Virginia. It is narrated over the train's PA system which is good but if... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went on this ride for the first time with friends and were not disappointed. We took the 3 hour ride in October for the foliage and got the "regular" tickets - $55 each for the old geezer rate. The train is a couple miles north of Romney on Rt 28, off of route 50. The parking area is just... More 

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