Aerial view of the train as it travels through the Trough


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.


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.

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!