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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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Great Train Ride!

This is well worth traveling to WV for - it is quaint and authentic and the staff is genuinely eager to please. Get the tickets with the climate controlled option, you will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Muffarah M
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is well worth traveling to WV for - it is quaint and authentic and the staff is genuinely eager to please. Get the tickets with the climate controlled option, you will be glad you did, its a bargain! We took the once a month 8 hour trip to Petersburg. Along the way the train driver gives live narration with... More 

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Shippenville, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our photography club went on one of their photography train rides! It is well worth the money and time! They had two trains along. They would take you to a spot and then run the trains by for pictures taking. They posed the trains in spots as well. We were served meals aboard as well. It was a great time... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train on 3 hour ride nice trip but I wouldn't recommend in warm weather. We saw a few deer and a few eagles. They will let you bring a cooler with sandwiches and soft drinks which was nice. It is a little warm on the train so like I said if possible go in the cooler months.... More 

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Auburn, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice relaxing ride. We also learned a lot of local history. I wish we could be there to see all the fall colors.

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1 Thank Chris L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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vegwell
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 

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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 

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