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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

151 reviews
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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Romney, WV
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We were lucky to have a beautiful day for our trip. Everything about it was very enjoyable. From the staff who were more than attentive, to the delicious food they served us. The view was so peaceful and relaxing. We moved about the train taking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Terrie3566
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The scenery is breathtaking - the only regret was due to "Mother Nature", her usual display of color on the trees was missing this year. The railroad cars in the coach class could use some updating, but the treat is on what is outside of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rjaffe2017
Reviewed November 6, 2018

great views, always fun, love to get dining car for total experience. Service in car not quite what it used to be but all in all great fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seabass2a
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We traveled on this beautiful historic train in late October. The leaves were just beginning to change colors and it was raining, but we really still enjoyed our trip. We spent the extra money to travel within the dining car situated at the end of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carolynjb330
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We did the 3 hour trough trip. I can now scratch train ride off my bucket list. The train car was really cold, but the views were amazing. Worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank raynkj2go
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We saw 13 eagles: Tip: Sit on the port side of the train because the river is on that side. The viewing is far above average compared to many other West Virginia excursion trains because trees seldom block the view. Our car had large windows....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank N1TP
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Luckily we had beautiful weather for this train ride. We got a good deal on Groupon for $55.00 for two people in coach (reg price would have been $110.) When you board the train for coach, there are no reserved seats so it's first come,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank RoccoLoveBug
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The advertising blurb on the internet promised more than we felt we got. Wild eagles cannot be accurately predicted to be there and we felt the commentary left us somewhat confused. The river scenery was very nice though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan N
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We took the 3 hour, 1pm ride on September 30, 2018. I gave the lower rating of average (3 stars) due to the poor experience of Club Car. Scenery and wildlife throughout the trough is exceptional! The train’s narrator lacks ability to utilize landmarks when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank AngieFromVenus
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We made reservations in advance on Groupon at half price rates. both for $55 The surroundings of the Woppocomo station on the Potomac were very rural & scenic. The trip on the train took 3 hours down the Potomac River through an area called the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from carolynjb330 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know, as we bought a tour package that included meals and transportation. I would say you could get that information on the website
August 1, 2018|
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Response from barcl27 | Reviewed this property |
I just remembered that they only offer weekday excursions during fall foliage season, which is when we took our trip and it was GORGEOUS!
October 5, 2017|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Koolwink in Romney. No frills, but clean and charming.