Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

09/28/2018
STUDENT TRAVEL
 

As summer slips away, cooler temperatures and colorful foliage takes its place—a sure sign of autumn splendor! A train ride is a unique way to take in that fantastic fall color.

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Located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad is less than three hours from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. Close enough for a day trip, yet far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of the every day.

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually striking gorge known as the Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, the Trough is home to American bald eagles.

Our Trough Trip, a three-hour round-trip to see bald eagles, is offered every day, October 1-28. On weekdays, departures are 1pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, two departures are offered: 10am and 2:30pm, except Sunday, October 28, the last day of the season, there is one departure, at 1pm.

Two classes of service are offered on our excursions: Club and Coach. Club includes a 3-course meal, complemented with Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad china. These beautifully restored lounge cars offer loveseats with tables and are climate-controlled. Reservations required; entree chosen at time of reservation.

Coach is great for families or groups, as an affordable (yet still comfortable) seating option on the train. These 1920s era coaches have cushioned, high-back, bench-style seats, with a reversible back so passengers can face in either direction the train is moving. Windows may be opened.

 

These October Trough Trips book quickly so be sure to make reservations soon. Reservations can be made online at <a target=_blank href="http://potomaceagle.info/buytickets"&rt;potomaceagle.info/buytickets</a&rt; or by calling 304-424-0736.

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