All Day Petersburg

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Looking for an all day getaway? Begin by boarding the train at Wappocomo Station in Romney and ride the rails through Hampshire, Hardy, and Grant counties. Journey across sweeping valleys, experience a wild and wonderful canyon, and enjoy delightful views of Almost Heaven, West Virginia around every bend. This is a longer version of the Trough Canyon trip which goes further south to the end of our line in Petersburg. Approximately 76 miles.

  • Travel through Trough Canyon and on to the end of our line
  • 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
  • Choose your layover adventure
  • Open-top Gondola car adds an immersive element to the journey

Arrive at historic South Side Depot for an authentic Appalachian layover as you shop, snack, and explore this gateway town to the beautiful Monongahela National Forest. The Depot is a homey artistic store which boasts crafts, pottery, photography, souvenirs, and showcases West Virginia made items. Listen to live music and enjoy some West Virginia wine while you visit. Venture out and tour the town on foot or by bus, to grab a bite or sample locally produced moonshine and craft beer. Wander about and discover the history and culture of this charming rural town at the local museum and Civil War battlefield. Guests may choose to "Explore Petersburg" or experience our "Canyon to Caverns (limited seating)" event to visit the world famous Smoke Hole Caverns during the layover.

Dining Menu

Ride, dine, and explore all day and leave everything else to us!

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Layover Events

Learn more about the Petersburg, WV, events during your layover.

Layover Info

Canyon Overview

Learn more about Trough Canyon to enhance your wilderness exploration.


Your Itinerary

  • Check in at Ticket Window between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Boarding at 9:00 AM
  • Departure at 9:30 AM
  • Meal service begins upon departure
  • Travel through the Trough Canyon and 3 West Virginia counties to Petersburg:  3 hours
  • Arrive at South Side Depot in Petersburg 12:30 PM 
  • Experience your layover event: 3 hours
  • Boarding at South Side Depot 3:15 PM
  • Depart Petersburg 3:30 PM
  • Meal service begins upon departure
  • Return to the Station 6:30 PM

Classes of Service and Pricing

Potomac Eagle comes with five classes of service.  You choose the best option for your railroad experience from Superior comfort and dining to casual Coach and concessions.

Superior Club

Ready to feel like royalty? These beautifully restored 1950s club cars offer cozy loveseats with tables and booths and are climate-controlled for your comfort needs. The classic, stylish setting invokes memories of the days of luxury rail travel and helps guests immerse themselves in their railroad dining experience.  With 5 courses of heavy hors d’oeuvres/desserts and expansive views of the rolling countryside, you’ll enjoy every moment in these unique vintage cars.

  • Adults (21+ Only): $225

Superior Dining

Our 1940s dining cars with table service are climate-controlled to provide air conditioning or heat throughout the car. With our most upgraded 4-course meal service, you will enjoy delicious dining in a relaxing setting.  Expansive windows allow guests to ride, dine, and explore throughout their journey.

  • Adults (17+ Only): $225

Premium Dining

When you upgrade to Premium Dining, you’ll enjoy 3- course meal service in our comfortable dining cars. These cars have outstanding window views, and are climate controlled so you are perfectly relaxed during your trip.

  • All Ages (2+): $190
  • Lap Children (0-23 mos): Free

Standard Dining

Explore your casual-yet-classy side in our Standard Dining Cars.  Enjoy your railway boxed lunch served in our vintage coach cars.  Tabletop/chair style seating creates a comfortable and nostalgic trip.  These cars have limited heating and windows which open and close to provide great viewing and ventilation.

  • Adults (17-59): $145
  • Adults (60+): $135
  • Children (2-16): $70
  • Lap Children (0-23 mos): Free

Standard Coach

Our 1920s coaches are great for groups and families.  The cars have cushioned, bench-style seats with reversible backs so passengers can face in either direction and enjoy the scenery. The windows offer abundant views and can be opened for refreshment.  The coach cars do not have total climate control, but there is limited heat availability and meal service provided by the concession car.

  • Adults (17-59): $110
  • Adults (60+): $100
  • Children (2-16): $60
  • Lap Children (0-23 mos): FREE

A concession car is available to purchase snacks and drinks.  Cash only. 
Oversized bags and coolers are NOT permitted.

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...