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Passengers spot eagles aboard the gondola car

Passengers spot eagles aboard the gondola

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.

All regularly-scheduled excursions depart from Wappocomo Station in Romney, are round-trip, and include narration. A concession car is available to purchase snacks and drinks. Sorry, no smoking, pets, or alcoholic beverages permitted.


Two types of excursions are available:

Trough Trip
Our regularly-scheduled excursion is a 3-hour trip that goes southbound through the Trough to Sycamore Bridge and back. It is approximately 35 miles round-trip.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg
On the last Saturday of every month, we offer an 8-hour trip to Petersburg. This trip is a longer version of the Trough Trip but goes further south through Moorefield and into Petersburg. (It is approximately 76 miles round-trip.) There is a layover in Petersburg, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. Passengers can enjoy the South Side Depot as well as shops and restaurants during the layover.