The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
This railroad starts in Romney, West Virginia, and offers regular three-hour
tours, as well as occasional all-day tours. The train travels from the
station in Romney, northward, following the South Branch of the Potomac River.
Along the way, you will pass through some very scenic country, not only
viewing the nearly-wild river the whole way (and back), but seeing beautiful,
lush, green hills and even wildlife along the way. It is not unusual to see
bald eagles nesting or flying in the area. There is even an open-air gondola
car, on which you can walk out onto at a certain point during the ride, and
view the scenery with nothing above or beside you but air and sky.
It's very nice.
This train is powered by a diesel engine, pulling several passenger cars, a
snack car, and the gondola car. You can also purchase souvenirs on the train
You can read more about this railroad, including details such as directions,
times and dates, prices, and so forth, by visiting their web site at:
Below are some photos I took on this terrific excursion.
This photo of the train traveling along the river was actually taken from
another car on the train itself. This is typical of the scenery you will see.
It was foggy when we started in the morning, allowing me to capture this
scene as we crossed over the river just a few minutes into the trip.
This is a picture of the gondola car, some time before we were
allowed out onto it.
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