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2014 Train Schedule

Now Available!

We can charter a train for your group (large or small) - check out our charter information page for details!

Updated April 8, 2014

The historic Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad is one of America's most beautiful train rides. For three hours enjoy a narrated excursion through a tranquil and pristine mountain valley. View historic farms and lush mountain greenery. Around every curve you are rewarded with the splendor of native wildflowers, evergreens, and mixed hardwoods in an unspoiled countryside environment. Experience "The Trough," a spectacular narrow mountain valley. Below you runs the South Branch of the Potomac River, where the water is so clear that you can see fish as they lie resting in the shade. Above you the high mountain walls and thick forest help keep a secret few have discovered.

You have entered a sacred place, the eastern home of our magnificent national symbol, the American Bald Eagle. These majestic birds soar high above in their natural habitat, undisturbed by the low rumblings of the occasional train and the passengers who have come for a sighting. Don't be surprised to see these superb flyers swooping overhead in pursuit of prey or gliding gently across the blue mountain skies as if to flaunt their supremacy of the air.

Bring your cameras for a great family outing. History and scenic beauty combine for an awesome travel experience.

 

The on-board snack bar and concession car operate and serve you during all excursions. First-class seating features climate-controlled lounge and dining cars, including a full, gourmet meal provided by Greta's Kitchen. First-class seating is available on all trains. Passengers may also bring their own picnics. No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the train. No smoking or pets allowed on the train.

 

Passengers looking for Eagles in The Trough:
Passengers looking for Eagles in The Trough

Bald Eagle Trivia

  • Eaglets weighing 9-12 lbs. leave the nest at about 10-13 weeks of age.
  • An adult bald eagle is 2½ ft. in length & has a wingspan of 6½ -7 ft.
  • Bald eagles are protected by state and federal laws.
  • Bald eagles mate for life.
  • The bald eagle was adopted as America’s National Symbol in 1782
  • First recorded in 1981, the first bald eagle nest in WV was discovered along the South Branch of the Potomac.

American Bald Eagle, as seen from the train:
American Bald Eagle, as seen from the train

Live Steam rides at the 2007 Petersburg RR Show: Fully operating 1/4 scale model trains (that you can ride on!) were featured at this year's 2007 Railroad Show.
Live Steam rides at the 2007 Petersburg RR Show

Watermelon about The Eagle:
Watermelon about The Eagle



 

 

 

Potomac Eagle
Wappocomo Station
Route 28 North
149 Eagle Drive (for GPS)
P.O. Box 657 (for mail)
Romney, WV 26757

Information & Reservations
(304) 424-0736

Train Station
train days only
(304) 822-7464