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Aerial view of the train as it travels through the Trough

Excursions:

Trough Trip
Our regular excursion is a 3-hour trip that goes southbound through the Trough to Sycamore Bridge and back. (It is approximately 35 miles round-trip.) There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

Sunset Trough Trip
One Friday a month (May-September) the Sunset Trough trip excursion is an evening 6pm departure of our regular 3-hour Trough trip that goes southbound through the Trough to Sycamore Bridge and back. (It is approximately 35 miles round-trip.) There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

All-Day Trip to Petersburg
On the last Saturday of the month (May – September), we offer an 8-hour trip to Petersburg. This is a longer version of the Trough Trip; it goes further south, to the end of the line, 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 have time to enjoy the South Side Depot as well as shops and restaurants.

*Both southbound trips travel through the Trough, where bald eagles nest!

Green Spring Special passing by rock cliffs near Blue Beach

Green Spring Special
The trip to Green Spring is a 1.5 hour trip northbound. (It is approximately 25 miles round-trip.) Enjoy river views along the South Branch of the Potomac River as well as beautiful farmland and rock cuts (like Hanging Rock). There is no layover; passengers stay on-board.

*Make it a combo, purchase a combo ticket to ride both the Green Spring Special and Trough Trip on same day. Only one combo ticket purchase necessary per rider

*See following links for meal service provided on each trip.

  • Click here for Trough Trip & Sunset Trough Trip 2020 Menus
  • Click here for All Day Trip 2020 Menus
  • Click here for Green Spring Special 2020 Menus
Seasons greetings from Mr. & Mrs. Claus and the happy little Elves
North Pole Express

Experience the magic of the Christmas Season as Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad presents a Country Classic Christmas featuring the North Pole Express! You’ll ride the rails to the North Pole where Santa will board the train and visit with all those who believe. Enjoy caroling, milk and cookies, and a wonderful story of how the train saves Christmas. Start your new family fun tradition with us today. Book now and make memories to last a lifetime. Learn more here!