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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

149 Eagle Drive

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.


2 Wild &Crazy Iggies

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Only a small portion of the 3 hour scenic ride is actually scenic. But the small portion is worth it. Pristine undeveloped river and multiple bald eagle sitings.

Mary M.

Monday, May 21, 2018
I can only said that I was very upset about the train ride. The best things on the train were the friendliness of the staff. They were the nicest ever and coffee and cheesecake for desert was nice but that was it. The ride was basically behind trees almost the entire ride. The video they show with it being wide open does not match the ride. We only had open scenic areas occasionally. We paid the $110 per person but discovered that this is not a separate scenic train but a local commuter train that is used for tourism, we simply were in cars on the other end. That would have been ok because West Virginia residence needs the income and transportation in rural areas but they could have atleast cleaned the carpet and chairs, it was dirty and smelly. I had to get up and keep walking out to get some fresh air. The seats in the diner car were very small not a lot of room. Last but not least was my prime rib. It was tough as a piece of leather. First one they brought me was too rare and the second was better but man I had to stop on the way home and get something to eat. They didn't even have steak sauce. The 2 stars are only for the wonderful staff otherwise I would give this a zero.

Lewis Woodward

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Can wait to come back to take a ride in the Autumn colors. My 3 yo daughter concurs! 😜

Daniel O'Callaghan

Sunday, June 17, 2018
The rail road ride through the "trough" was beautiful and we saw 7 bald eagles in the wild!

peter w

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Enjoyable trip went on the hour and a half trip and the kids enjoyed it and wanted to go again, ticket prices were reasonable as well

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