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.

Casey Nuttle
Casey Nuttle
October 23, 2023
We had a great time in the club car. Our server, Tawnya, was fantastic. We were able to see 4 eagle nest and 6 eagles. Great trip!
Nacoma Mayhugh
Nacoma Mayhugh
October 21, 2023
We enjoyed the afternoon. Appreciated being able to ride in the open car. Were not able to hear the gentleman there giving instructions as to where to look for eagles, nests or deer... The boxed lunch was better than expected, except the minimal amount of turkey on sub. Great chips, apple, and cookie. All staff were lovely.
Errol Poole
Errol Poole
October 21, 2023
Had a great time .saw 12 eagles today love
Sandy Carson
Sandy Carson
October 20, 2023
Comfy ride and really liked the open car. Weather was good and great seeing eagles.
October 19, 2023
Terrific service and scenery. Took the 3 hr trough train excursion. Had several sightings of mature and young bald eagles. The standard dining box lunch was terrific. Great staffa
October 18, 2023
A nice ride with lunch! Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. 5 stars just for the staff. Saw 5 or 6 eagles and other birds, geese, merganzers, wood ducks. Falk colors will peak soon. Highly recommend!