The Combo

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Can’t decide if you want to go on the Green Spring Special or the popular Trough Canyon Trip? Potomac Eagle offers a great combo trip at a discounted rate to ride both excursions on the same day. Make a day of riding the rails when you take the Green Spring Special northbound and then travel southbound through our remote and rugged Trough Canyon. Take in the historical narration and learn railroad and local lore as you view timeless scenic beauty. Wildlife viewing on our open range railroad and American bald eagle sightings create unique opportunities to immerse yourself in nature.

  • Combines Green Spring Special and Trough Canyon excursions
  • 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
  • Choose from 5 classes of service and dining
  • Create core family memories during this unique adventure

Green Spring Menu

From Breakfast to Lunch, dine and relax as you ride the rails both ways!

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Trough Menu

Whether your mood is sweet or spicy we have a meal service selection to satisfy your taste.

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Canyon Overview

Learn more about Trough Canyon to enhance your wilderness exploration.


Your Itinerary

  • Check in at Ticket Window between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Boarding at 9:30 AM
  • Departure at 10:00 AM
  • Meal service begins upon departure
  • Return to Station 11:30  AM

Layover at the Station 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  (visit the gift shop, scan the skies for eagles, stretch your legs)

  • Boarding for Trough Canyon at 12:30 PM
  • Departure at 1:00 PM
  • Meal service begins upon departure
  • Return to Station at 4:00 PM

Classes of Service and Pricing

Choose from four classes of service to create your perfect train travel from Superior comfort to casual Coach and concessions.

Superior Dining

Relax and immerse yourself in your railroad experience as you dine in our upgraded vintage cars.  Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and comfortable setting these cars offer with total climate control and expansive windows.  Experience your dining service through the day while the peaceful countryside passes by and leave the rest to us.

  • Adults (17+ Only): $215

Premium Dining

When you upgrade to Premium Dining, you’ll enjoy your railroad journey in our comfortable vintage cars. These cars have outstanding window views and are climate controlled so you are perfectly relaxed during your trip.  The whole family will enjoy the unique experience of dining together while exploring along our historic tracks.

  • All Ages (2+): $175
  • Lap Children (0-23 mos): Free

Standard Dining

Explore your casual-yet-classy side in our Standard Dining Cars.  Enjoy your boxed meals 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): $135
  • Adults (60+): $120
  • Children (2-16): $85
  • 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): $105
  • Adults (60+): $95
  • 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...