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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
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Very relaxing beautiful ride.

We actually saw 3 eagles, 2 were right next to the tracks. We went the first day and the train was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Drlaura229
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Cheverly, Maryland
Explore the beauty if the Potomac River and watch eagles soar!

An excursion on The Potomac Eagle is not just for train enthusiasts, anyone wanting to see the... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
YTW8246
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Moorefield, West Virginia
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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.
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  • Average8%
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  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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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

1  Thank mamabear3111
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Reviewed 28 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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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place for everyone! Scenic and wonderful! A great place for people who love going back in time!

Thank Cassie D
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Some people can't be pleased. Even with the older cars and such, my wife and I had a most wonderful day riding the rail. The staff could not have been more pleasant. Barbara, from Richmond, was terrific. Thank you. We saw Eagles nests, eagles and...More

2  Thank Jtingle13
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Well, we decided to go on the train excursion after hearing so many wonderful things about it. The weather was perfect, everyone that worked there was very nice and helpful, except for one person (more on that later). The train goes down through a valley...More

2  Thank Redheadedlass
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We have ridden about 20 scenic railroads across the country - this appeared to be a 3 hour ride on a flat line along a river - not necessarily a spectacular ride. We were very surprised! Good equipment, comfortable seating, excellent roadbed for a smooth...More

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Potomac Eagle was a peaceful ride, my wife, mother and I did enjoy the trip and we did see some eagles however the staff could have done a better job of pointing out where the eagles were located. We payed $160, for 3 people,...More

Thank Matt L
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

What a great trip along the Potomac River, viewing Eagles in their natural environment. The staff that makes the food for the trip really needs some recognition, both of or dishes were fantastic, both flavor and being served moist.

Thank Ganzz1965
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pathatchmora
5 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
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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