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“Terrific trip through the trough!”

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 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 our dinner meal in the newly reupholstered Club car. It was a great trip.

1  Thank Frank M
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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 of the area and points out buildings/sites of special interest. The cars are in fairly good condition and food (Hot dogs, snacks, beverages) is available. The trip through the "trough" is simply a ride through an area where the mountains make the river narrow. The "Gondola" in a car that is open on the top and travelers are invited to site in splintery wooden sears for the 45 minute ride through the area. Restful--I noticed quite a few people snoozing on the trip back.

Thank Marilyn K
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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 it was great how when one was spotted they'd slow down the train to enable people to spot the birds and take photos--sometimes they were tough to spot! Overall, I would really recommend this trip, it was great and I really think it is something suitable for all ages.

1  Thank eightwednesday
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Reviewed 29 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 like scenic trips this is for you.

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Impressed with the lady who narrated, our conductor (Rodney) etc. They were all so kind and helpful.

Thank SeniorDancer2014
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