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Potomac Eagle Set To Begin Season

May 14th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad will begin its 26th season May 21 with its Trough Trip, a three-hour round-trip ride along the South Branch of the Potomac River.

The train departs from Wappocomo Station at Romney. The scenic gorge is home to American bald eagles.

This year also brings changes to the operations of the Potomac Eagle. The reservation office recently moved on-site to Wappocomo Station from Parkersburg, where it had been for the past 25 years.

“Having all parts of the operation together only makes sense,” said Dan Snyder, newly appointed board president. Snyder, along with fellow board members Wayne Badger and Dick Noble, see this year as a new era for the railroad. “It not only makes operations more efficient but also continues improving the experiences of our passengers,” said Snyder.

Operations Manager Rodney Matheny will continue handling train operations as he has for the past 16 years. Office management is now lead by Jodi Burnsworth, formerly with Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. One of the biggest changes is the railroad’s schedule. Returning guests will find it more consistent than in years past.

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