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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
+1 304-424-0736
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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 4 days ago
Harrisonburg, Virginia
via mobile
Terrific trip through the trough!

Had a great day with friends Merorial Day weekend on the all day trip from Romney to Petersburg and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank M
Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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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 good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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149 Eagle Drive, Wappocomo Station, Romney, WV 26757
+1 304-424-0736
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank eightwednesday
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 11 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

2  Thank Nihilator
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took the fist class train ride it was overcast and rainy, Eagles weren't flying much but you could see them in trees it was beautiful and the staff was awesome. one of the best prepared chicken dinners I've had especially made in that quantity....More

2  Thank MoneypennyReview
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What time of year is the best for seeing the eagles?
20 February 2017|
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Response from Robert Z | Reviewed this property |
Anytime although we saw a limitless number on an October excursion
Jason F
Trying to decide between the 1/2 day trip and the all day trip to Petersburg. What part of the line has the best scenery, and how much of it would I miss out on if I opted for the shorter trip?
11 January 2017|
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Response from John J A | Reviewed this property |
While I cannot comment on the Petersburg trip I will advise the shorter afternoon trip has been recommended as the better time to view eagles. I took the morning trip and only observed one eagle. The train's crew... More
Jamie C
Hi! I am taking the 8 hour trip to Petersberg. I would like to know what there is to do there. Is everything close to the railroad station?
11 October 2016|
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Response from PotomacEagle | Property representative |
The layover in Petersburg is 1 1/2-2 hours. The train will arrive at the South Side Depot, which has all WV made items in the 2-story depot. There are a few other shops and a restaurant, all within walking distance.