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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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Amazing Ride and food

We took the fist class train ride it was overcast and rainy, Eagles weren't flying much but you could see them in trees it was beautiful and the staff was awesome. one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alum Bridge, West Virginia
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Alum Bridge, West Virginia
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the fist class train ride it was overcast and rainy, Eagles weren't flying much but you could see them in trees it was beautiful and the staff was awesome. one of the best prepared chicken dinners I've had especially made in that quantity. You could tell everyone cared about making the trip enjoyable for all.

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Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is one of the most well operated, well organized excursion railroads I ride and I ride them all over the country and beyond. Club Car service is beyond First Class and the price to ride is most reasonable. Can't wait for my next visit.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip today! Best scenic train...period! Genuine period correct cars...beautiful bullet diesel and great views! I would suggest this ride anytime.

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ohio
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We made our reservations online with a 5.00 handling fee per ticket. Each ticket was $50.00 to start with. The price on the ticket was for a 3 hour train ride. Only one side of the train had a view most of the time. They asked that everyone switch sides of the train on the return trip so all would... More 

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Gwynn Oak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We traveled 3 hours from Baltimore to ride the Potomac Eagle. It was worth the trip! The train is a 1940's vintage locomotive and cars; our seats in the club car (that's an up-charge, but worth it) were nicely restored and very comfortable. The large windows allowed us a great view, and for those who wished to go to the... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went on the train with a group of 10 people. It was relaxing and peaceful. Very nice train ride. The workers were very friendly. The conductor was very friendly! The snacks were good. We got to see about 4 eagles. I would recommend riding in the Gondola Cart when it becomes available. It was the highlight of the trip!... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The train ride through "The Trough" was a perfect way to enjoy the fall foliage. Chugging along we past numerous house ruins and a few well restored homes from the 18th century. The staff were super friendly, many who had been there from the start some 26 years. But the BEST bit was the chili! I got some nachos for... More 

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McLean VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Romney WVa is a scenic spot on the South branch of the Potomac River and the Railroad is the highlight. The railroad runs along the river for 65 miles or so. Our excursion was 10/18. We had hoped for significant color change; we got some but a week or 2 later would have been superb. We rode in the parlor/dining... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

First bit of advice, do this adventure in the afternoon. I did this great adventure on the morning train ride and only one eagle was observed on a tree limb. The train's crew recommends taking the afternoon train when the eagles are more active. The train cars seemed to be those I used to ride in NJ during the 60's... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had taken the three hour trip in a club car about 15 years ago in a car that looked out of the Victorian era, and decided to come back for the monthly all day trip from Romney to Petersburg along a scenic river. This time we were in the coach car on comfortable padded coach bench seats that could... More 

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