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“Great Train Ride”

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Romney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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. Not only was it the best food we have ever had on a train, including Amtrack Auto Train, but rival many big name restrauants. Everyone on the train crew were very pleasant and helpful, especially our 2 severs who were the best.

2  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 the chance to walk around the train and we went out on an observation car. Beautiful scenery! The train goes to Petersburg WV there is a couple stores and a restaurant there it's a 2 hour layover. On the way back we went out on the open car there you stay for about 45 minutes while the train continues on. We saw 2 eagles. Our meal on the way back was chicken breast for me and prime rib for the hubby very good. We highly recommend the trip.

1  Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 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 to Chesapeake bridge. Saw eagles flying while we road adjacent to the river with beautiful mountains as our backdrop. Kids loved it as did my wife and I. Great day trip forn the family.

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 guaranteed that you will see one or more on this excursion up the South Branch of the Potomac River in eastern panhandle of WV starting in Romney and returning. Dinner is available as well as snacks on board. A platform car allows you to stand outside and view the hills, river, and wild life as you travel. Club cars have tables and AC (if necessary).

Thank Roy K
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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 above the train. Tip: for best fireworks viewing go to front open car.

I was a little skeptical about the $50 ticket price, but it was definitely worth it.

Thank William J
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