Educational Field Trips
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad invites your group to come aboard for a Trough Canyon educational railroad adventure.
Your students will enjoy a three hour excursion through the scenic Trough Canyon located in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. The journey travels across rolling farmland and through a remote and rugged canyon where American bald eagles live and nest. Onboard, students enjoy storytelling by local historians to learn about the railroad and the area’s rich history and wildlife.
The railroad locomotive dramatically changed life in America by creating an interconnected society where communities were able to work together through trading and traveling opportunities from coast to coast. Our vintage locomotives and train cars bring history to life as students ride the rails on a unique educational opportunity to explore a slice of Appalachia.
Riding aboard our exploratory cars is an immersive outdoor experience where students learn about a canyon environment. As the train winds slowly through the canyon, they glimpse scenic views of the South Branch of the Potomac River flowing below towering rocky ridges and forested canyon walls. Of course, the eagles are the main attraction who nest and live in their pristine canyon home. At this time, there are several nests which can be seen from the train.
Our current operating schedule includes Fridays, May through September. Also, starting in October, our excursions depart daily from Wappocomo Station in Romney, which makes it convenient to schedule weekly field trips.
Our goal is to share information to make it convenient for busy educators to prepare students for an exciting day of history, scenery, wildlife and fun! Please see our educational profile sheet below.
Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org and we hope we can schedule your educational field trip so your students can ride where eagles fly!