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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station - WV 28, 1.5 miles north of US 50, Romney, WV 26757
+1 304-424-0736
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Lovely flora and fauna

We took the train in coach and loved the oldie 1920's seats. The staff is darling, especially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
patriciasowers
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Wonderful, scenic ride!

This was a wonderful trip that our family enjoyed. We have three young children under the age of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan M
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“south branch” (12 reviews)
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149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station - WV 28, 1.5 miles north of US 50, Romney, WV 26757
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+1 304-424-0736
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train in coach and loved the oldie 1920's seats. The staff is darling, especially Richard. We brought our own picnic but there is a service car. The views were lovely. The narration was good. For train bluffs this is great. We saw...More

1  Thank patriciasowers
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a wonderful trip that our family enjoyed. We have three young children under the age of 12, and they had a marvelous time especially when they got to ride the gondola car. The coach class has spacious seating, there are a number of...More

1  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The views are scenic and we did see two eagles and two nests. However, similar views are available for free at numerous locations, such as Harpers Ferry or Shepherdstown or a free walk on the C and O. We did appreciate being able to bring...More

1  Thank Bonnie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing....they never start on time,so be prepared. The wait staff was gracious and friendly; however, the conductors or whoever they were let you know right off that they were very important....a turn-off for me. We booked in Club Class, which is expensive, but worth...More

3  Thank Lanie46
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff were extremely accommodating with getting my special needs adult son and his wheelchair in the club car. He had been looking forward to riding the Potomac Eagle ever since his sister and brother in law moved to Washington DC a year and a...More

1  Thank amy b
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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
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Reviewed 6 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
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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
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Reviewed 6 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
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Scott W
2 August 2018|
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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!
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pathatchmora
6 October 2017|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
Koolwink in Romney. No frills, but clean and charming.
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Riva-traveler
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
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