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, for the standard coach seating, the price was not worth it considering the condition of the coaches. The seats in coach were uncomfortable as you could feel the springs in the seats. When my wife opened her window, she noticed a large hole by the window that a child could easily put his or her finger in and become injured. The observation car had most of the paint peeling from the ceiling, rust and rot along the floor of the car and patched areas of the floor where you could feel the wheels of the train beneath you. The open air car had a hole in the floor and I can't imagine what would happen if anyone stepped in it while the train was moving. The staff wasn't that friendly and the passenger cars need a complete restoration. Do not waste your time as there are other scenic railroads that are better than the Potomac Eagle. For example, the Strasburg Railroad in Strasburg, PA which is the oldest continuously operating railroad in the United States where they operate 3 beautifully restored steam locomotives and have the best fleet of beautifully restored wooden passenger coaches.
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