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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 Surprised

We have ridden about 20 scenic railroads across the country - this appeared to be a 3 hour ride on... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Chuck B
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Nineveh, Indiana
A Peaceful Ride....

The Potomac Eagle was a peaceful ride, my wife, mother and I did enjoy the trip and we did see some... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Matt L
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Grottoes, VA
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 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.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

My husband and I went to visit Romney WV for the express purpose of riding on this Train trip. Close to our hotel with helpful Staff onboard and at the Station, Gift Shop,etc. I thought the Rain would discourage sighting of the Eagles but this...More

1  Thank Libtravlr09
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My friends and I had tickets for the train and on that particular day it was slightly raining. It turns out that taking this trip despite the rain was wonderful! We could have stayed inside the railroad cars and been completely dry and happy. But...More

3  Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We took the full day trip. The day was beautiful scenery great. Saw a couple eagle nest and an eagle. The sound of the train was also relaxing. We bought coach tickets but you can book a whole car if you have a big group....More

Thank Andrea H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Wonderful train ride with great scenic views. My wife and I rode in club car and order prime rib and chicken meals. For the price, would suggest riding in general seating and get food off the food car which has hotdogs, nachos, and other snack...More

1  Thank Marc L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

The scenery made up for the terribly disappointing meal, especially for the price. My husband ordered prime rib and I ordered Chicken Cordon Bleu. OMG! Our salad consisted of 4-5 spinach leaves with about 1/2 tsp cheddar cheese on top. The roll was cold, the...More

3  Thank SharonSin
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

My wife and I have ridden many scenic trains and this is one of the best. We rode in the Club Car which included a full meal. The food was great, we had picked prime rib which came with red skin potatoes and green beans....More

1  Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

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

1  Thank Mary P
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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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