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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Romney, West Virginia

Located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad is one of the most scenic excursion train rides in the country. Although the area is completely rural in nature, it is a short distance from major metropolitan areas. Our station, located at a historic farm just north of Romney, West Virginia, is 25 miles south of Cumberland, Maryland on WV 28-S and 45 miles west of Winchester, Virginia via US-50 and WV 28-N.

The Potomac Eagle has been operating since 1991. It utilizes antique diesel locomotives, 1920s open window coaches, an open-sided observation car, an open-top gondola observation car, and Classic Club service on 1950s lounges cars, Chessie Club and Eagle Canon.

The Classic Club cars feature a full meal served on official “Chesapeake and Ohio China,” beverages, and are climate controlled. Our coaches are standard heavyweight cars from “The Golden Age” of mainline passenger railroading. They have comfortable flip-over seats, various table arrangements, and windows that open. Gas stoves provide limited heat, which is rarely needed. Three of our coaches have been made into dining cars, primarily used for groups utilizing our extensive catering services.

Most of the excursions depart Romney at 1 p.m. You may enjoy the Classic Club service with full dinner, box lunch service in the coach table cars, or purchase snacks on the concession car. Passengers may also bring their own lunch, including small coolers. Alcohol, smoking, and pets are not allowed. On the eight-hour excursions to Petersburg, passengers enjoy an extended layover in the city of Petersburg.

Excursions follow the South Branch of the Potomac River and traverse American bald eagle habitat located in the isolated canyon known as “The Trough”. Eagles are spotted on more than 90 percent of excursions.

Here, too, you can recapture a bit of history, for this area was surveyed by Lord Fairfax’s agents of which the young George Washington was employed. Both the French and Indian War and the Civil War left their marks in the valley. A narrator highlights these locations, along with recent events and general railroad information.

Special rates are offered for groups of 20 or more people. Phone (304) 424-0736 for more information.

http://www.potomaceagle.info
(304) 424-0736
(304) 822-8249
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