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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

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My husband and I took this trip several years ago during the fall foliage season and thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Springfield, Virginia
Weekend Getaway Train Ride

On a little weekend getaway for my girlfriends birthday we took the train ride thru the trough now... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Smithsburg, Maryland
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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...more
149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station - WV 28, 1.5 miles north of US 50, Romney, WV 26757
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

My husband and I took this trip several years ago during the fall foliage season and thoroughly enjoyed it. Friendly, helpful staff and lots of gorgeous scenery, including multiple eagles along the way. Have already recommended it to several friends.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

On a little weekend getaway for my girlfriends birthday we took the train ride thru the trough now I have floated down the river thru the trough and finally took the train ride and it was beautiful we seen a couple eagles and eagles nest...More

2  Thank rboyd114f
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The train goes through some very scenic West Virginia mountains, and, yes, there are eagles to be seen. The excursion suffers a bit by comparison with some of the western scenic railroads, but it has its own charm. We opted for the once-a-month all-day trip...More

4  Thank DElea60785
Reviewed 11 June 2018

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

2  Thank katiebythebay
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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.

1  Thank Norman B
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

4  Thank speedwagon1969
Reviewed 14 May 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
Reviewed 23 December 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
Reviewed 29 October 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

2  Thank mamabear3111
Reviewed 29 October 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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Scott W
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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!
5 October 2017|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Koolwink in Romney. No frills, but clean and charming.
13 August 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