Holiday Trough

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If your idea of a “white Christmas” includes lounging around while enjoying a unique dining experience, then this railroad adventure is for you. Relax and enjoy a very merry setting to help you escape the holiday chaos. Listen to historical narration and holiday music on your way to visit the Trough Canyon in its wintry secret season. This is a peaceful time when the canyon bald eagles are commonly seen tending to their nests preparing for the next breeding season.

Treat yourself to a nostalgic winter journey aboard our beautifully restored 1950s club cars when you choose Superior Club for ages 17+. Superior and Premium Dining in our 1940s passenger cars offer casual table top service for all ages.

  • 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

Holiday Menu

Find your perfect holiday fare and let the festivities begin!

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Canyon Overview

Learn more about the canyon’s history, wildlife, and nature to enhance your exploration.

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Your Itinerary

  • Plan to arrive at 11:00 AM
  • Check in at Ticket Window upon arrival
  • Boarding at 11:30 AM
  • Departure 12:00 PM
  • Meal service begins upon departure
  • Return to the Station 3:00 PM

Class of Service and Pricing

Premium Dining

  • All Ages (2+): $120
When you upgrade to Premium Dining, you’ll experience our vintage passenger cars. These cars offer casual 2 or 4 top tables, include a three course meal service, outstanding window views, and are climate controlled so you are perfectly relaxed during your trip

Superior Dining

  • Adults (17+ Only): $145

includes a 4-course meal (appetizer, salad, entrée & dessert)

Our beautifully restored dining cars with table service are climate-controlled to provide air conditioning or heat throughout the car. With our most upgraded meal service, complemented with an expansive view of your countryside journey, you’ll enjoy every moment in these comfortable vintage cars.

Superior Club

  • Adults (21+ Only): $145

Includes a 5-course meal (Charcuterie board, appetizer, salad, entrée & dessert)

Superior Club passengers enjoy the beautifully restored vintage club cars and are served 5 courses of heavy hors d’oeuvres/desserts (21+ only) in total climate-controlled settings.


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...