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Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Based out of Romney, West Virginia, and following a course set by the  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad  many years ago, the  Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad offers an immersive experience that combines fantastic cuisine and dramatic views. The line came to be in 1979 after the Public Service Commission called for a scenic railway to boost tourism in rural West Virginia. This project opened as the  South Branch Valley Railroad and operated mainly in the fall until it joined with an outside company in 1991 and became the line visitors know and love today. Now, guests may ride aboard the train on weekends between May and November, except in October, when there are daily departures to capture autumn's changing colors. 

Vintage diesel engines lead the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad, and passengers are seated in fully restored rail cars for their trips from Wappocomo Station out into the vast beyond. There are four levels of service from which to choose, with each offering not only a different seating arrangement and an increasingly extravagant menu.   

All passengers have access to the train's observation cars. The covered car features a roof with open sides for uninhibited views of the passing scenery. Access to this car is permitted throughout the course of the trips.  The gondola offers a fully open viewing experience, with outward-facing bench seats. Guests may venture to this car as the train stops right before entering the Trough, but children younger than six years old are not permitted. As the train winds through the Trough at a leisurely pace, riders are invited to observe eagles in their tree-top homes and the impressive cliffs surrounding them before returning to their reserved seats. The quiet beauty of West Virginia beckons on the  Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad.     

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Autumn at the Greenbrier & Historic Trains
01 Nov 2022
5 stars
“Eric our guide was full of facts presented in an interesting way.Eric was caring and enthusiastic. We would definitely sign up on another trip with him. My husband and I had walked through the memorials two days before yet still learned more on our guided tour. We liked the variety of trains,each different. The Potomac Eagle was our favorite.The dining experience was wonderful. The train, we did not enjoy, was the Cass was the one train we didn’t like.It was open air and unfortunately, the weather was awful, cold and light snow. Very uncomfortable. The Hobo lunch was unappetizing,with stale buns.The historic steam engine was what we liked about it..This was our first time in West Virginia, the scenery was beautiful and the history interesting.We liked the way Eric recommended restaurants in walking distance for each evening, The Greenbrier Inn was was very interesting in a beautiful location. We enjoyed learning about the history and seeing all the extravagant chandeliers. The formal dining was fun and a chance to get to know new friends better. Rick our driver was skilled and personable. The whole experience was a 5.
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