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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
+1 304-424-0736
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Beautiful!

We went first class so we had the meal when we got on the train in the morning they had a fruit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary P
,
DuBois, Pennsylvania
Almost heaven!!!

What a great family adventure full of fun taking in all the natural beauty of West Virginia. Two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott W
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New York City, New York
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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 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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“south branch” (12 reviews)
“train ride” (27 reviews)
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149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
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+1 304-424-0736
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went first class so we had the meal when we got on the train in the morning they had a fruit bowl, muffin and coffee. There was a lady telling about the area and what you saw as the train went past. You have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great family adventure full of fun taking in all the natural beauty of West Virginia. Two and a half hour trip was fantastic and we all enjoyed the open air car they allowed us to view from near the middle of our way...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent outing for family and friends, the Potomac Eagle is a restored train and engine from by gone days. It is literally in our backyard, but buses and crowds come from all over to ride the rails and see the eagles! It is almost...More

Thank Roy K
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...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 18 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
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...More

Thank Frank M
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...More

Thank Marilyn K
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...More

Thank eightwednesday
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We saw eagles, had a good lunch in the club car and loved the train ride itself. I would suggest grade school children and up (mine are 8 and 10) for best time. Lots of areas to sit and open windows for viewing. If you...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Impressed with the lady who narrated, our conductor (Rodney) etc. They were all so kind and helpful.

Thank SeniorDancer2014
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Riva-traveler
12 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
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RDW2
21 February 2017|
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Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
We went the end of June and saw an adult and a youngster.
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Jason F
12 January 2017|
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Response from John J A | Reviewed this property |
While I cannot comment on the Petersburg trip I will advise the shorter afternoon trip has been recommended as the better time to view eagles. I took the morning trip and only observed one eagle. The train's crew... More
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