Sightseeing Excursions

Discover your scenic railroad adventures, through the seasons, when you ride the rails on our premier narrated tourist train trips.  Our excursions combine comfort with history, nature, and wildlife exploration for the whole family.  Choose an excursion, season, and a class of service to create your perfect train trips as you  journey into the heart of West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands.

trough trip train

Trough Canyon

  • Experience a remote West Virginia canyon habitat
  • 3 hour round trip, no layover
  • Our most popular railroad adventure to see American bald eagles
  • Choose from 5 Classes of Service for your dinning preference
  • Immerse yourself in nature on our open-top Gondola car
  • Narrated historical trip with timeless scenic views
  • Unique birding and photography opportunities
sunset house trip

Sunset Trough

  • Cruise the canyon as the day transitions to dusk
  • 3 hour evening train ride, no layover
  • Perfect romantic couples getaway
  • Chase the sunset as your ride the rails
  • Dine and ride into the sunset
  • Eagle sightings in a soft canyon glow
  • Unplug, reflect, and dream
Petersburg field trip

All Day Petersburg

  • Travel through Trough Canyon and on to the end of our line to Petersburg, WV
  • 9 hour trip with a three hour layover
  • Full day excursion through scenic South Branch Valley farmland
  • Ride, Dine, and Explore all day long
  • Authentic Appalachian layover in a rural West Virginia town
  • Explore Petersburg – Gateway Town to the Monongahela National Forest
  • Open-top Gondola car adds an immersive element to the journey
camping train

Green Spring Special

  • Enjoy a scenic north bound trip to Green Spring, WV
  • 1.5 hour comfortable riverside journey, no layover
  • Narrated full of history and local lore
  • Dining options complete the package
  • Our “short trip” is long on WV hospitality
  • Spectacular natural rock formations and historic farmland
  • Relaxing South Branch Potomac River views
around bend

The Combo

  • Combines Green Spring Special and Trough Canyon excursion
  • 4.5 hour combined trip, 1 hour layover at the station
  • Great opportunity to ride the rails north and southbound
  • Eagle sightings, natural beauty and wildlife viewing
  • Create your own unique adventure with 5 classes of service and dining
  • Create core family memories
couple holiday trip

Holiday Trough

  • Festive holiday dining
  • 3 hour winter canyon cruise, no layover
  • Eagles are very active preparing for their nesting season
  • Relaxed dining, holiday music, and time to explore
  • Escape the holiday chaos in the solitude of a quiet canyon
  • Experience Trough Canyon in its peaceful winter setting
Historic Railroad Train Rides Near Me in Romney WV

North Pole Express

  • 75-minute interactive train ride
  • Milk and Mrs. Claus’ famous cookies
  • Storytelling
  • Christmas caroling
  • Santa boards train at the North Pole
  • Every child receives a gift from Santa
  • Entertainment and music-
  • Coloring stations with Letters to Santa-
  • Fire pits for warmth and roasting s'mores-*
  • Great family holiday photo ops-
  • Nativity set and live petting farm-
  • Concession with Food, Hot cocoa, and snacks-*
*Additional cost "Cash Only"
-Located at Event Barn

To cancel your ticket, you must inform Potomac Eagle by 5PM the day before.

At this time no outside food or beverages will be allowed to be brought on the train! If you need to carry on a small cooler for medical purposes such as insulin injections then please inform the reservation office before the time of the trains departure.

Tickets that Include meal service require an advanced reservation. To cancel reservations involving meal service, cancellation must be made more than a week prior to departure date to obtain your full in house credit. A service fee will be deducted from your inhouse credit if meal service is cancelled less than one week prior to your excursion.

To purchase tickets after the cut off time, please call 304-424-0736.
Tickets are also available for purchase the day of the trip when you arrive at the station.

All reservations are assigned seats.
If you need to be seated with a separate reservation, please leave a comment or call 304-424-0736.

James Auer
James Auer
January 30, 2023
Great ride
Christian Boyd
Christian Boyd
January 25, 2023
This is a simple, slow-paced trip aboard an attractive 1950's-era train that gives you plenty of time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature with your loved ones. We chose Standard Dining, which is climate-controlled and included a basic but adequate lunch (cold sub, chips, water, etc). After our meal, we walked through the train to the open-air car for an unobstructed view. It was a very enjoyable experience and we would love to do it again.
Ally Quigley
Ally Quigley
January 16, 2023
I loved my experience on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad! I cant wait to come back again! Here is a picture from my travels!
David Kaplan
David Kaplan
January 6, 2023
Potomac Eagle puts on a good show for the Polar Express. Definitely plan to do a fall trip too at some point in the future.
January 4, 2023
Loved the North Pole Express
PATRICK franzen
PATRICK franzen
January 2, 2023
Most incredible time with my friends on the dinner train! Can't tell you the last time I had such a good time! Cheers to the Patomac Eagle Railroad!
January 2, 2023
Great experience for the kids. My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed the show that put on for us.
December 31, 2022
Most amazing experience ever, truly magical, felt like we were at Disney World 8n the mountains. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommended, especially if you have kids...