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“Fireworks trip is a blast!”

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Romney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

2 hour train ride through the famous Trough down to Moorefield. Saw several eagles, a few deer, and even a black bear. Trip was narrated describing the local history. Once in Moorefield, the train stopped so we could view the fireworks, which were almost right above the train. Tip: for best fireworks viewing go to front open car.

I was a little skeptical about the $50 ticket price, but it was definitely worth it.

Thank William J
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

25 years ago I visited Potomac Eagle, it was an amazing experience. Today I relived that experience with my wife and children and again it was an amazing experience. Wonderful staff, wonderful scenery. We saw numerous bald eagles and had an incredible day!

Thank Rocktown82
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Had a great day with friends Merorial Day weekend on the all day trip from Romney to Petersburg and back. Avid birders, we were not disappointed with a view of at least ten eagles and other birds through the Trough. Staff was helpful. We had our dinner meal in the newly reupholstered Club car. It was a great trip.

1  Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The train is pulled with a diesel engine, old but not the exciting steam engine. The ride is very soothing, long and restful, along the river bed with nice views of the river and the nearby mountains. The guide gives a talk about the history of the area and points out buildings/sites of special interest. The cars are in fairly good condition and food (Hot dogs, snacks, beverages) is available. The trip through the "trough" is simply a ride through an area where the mountains make the river narrow. The "Gondola" in a car that is open on the top and travelers are invited to site in splintery wooden sears for the 45 minute ride through the area. Restful--I noticed quite a few people snoozing on the trip back.

Thank Marilyn K
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Had a wonderful time doing their 3-hour trip through the Trough on May 28th. That trip length seemed about perfect (at least in the coach cars, the club cars may be different). The staff were friendly and super helpful. We saw many eagles and thought it was great how when one was spotted they'd slow down the train to enable people to spot the birds and take photos--sometimes they were tough to spot! Overall, I would really recommend this trip, it was great and I really think it is something suitable for all ages.

1  Thank eightwednesday
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