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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
+1 304-424-0736
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Fireworks trip is a blast!

2 hour train ride through the famous Trough down to Moorefield. Saw several eagles, a few deer... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
William J
via mobile
Great Experience! Where Eagles Fly!

25 years ago I visited Potomac Eagle, it was an amazing experience. Today I relived that experience... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Harrisonburg, 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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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
+1 304-424-0736
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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

1  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

1  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

1  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
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We visited and made two trips in November 2011.The trains and rolling stock are early 1950's vintage.Tickets and mementos are available at Wappocomo StationThe staff are most helpful and friendly. Food and refreshments are available on the trains and were very good. The scenery is...More

Thank Tudor H
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We took a Saturday afternoon in late September to do this excursion. The weather was just right. The fall foliage was beautiful. The three hour round trip train ride was just long enough to enjoy the countryside looking for eagles. While traveling along the South...More

3  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We were able to take train ride with other family members. We were in the dining car. We had lunch while on the ride. The food was okay. Need to upgrade the quality of the food and had a few more options on the menu....More

5  Thank Nihilator
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5 October 2017|
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Response from Roy K | Reviewed this property |
Two choices in Romney: The Koolwink is a quaint, old-time motel like you found in the fifties. Clean, inexpensive, but no continental breakfast (McDonalds is just down the road, though) Its # is 304-822-3595 and is right... More
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
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.