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Escapes: Details, Potomac Eagle tours in Romney, W.Va.


As the name indicates, a main attraction on the Potomac Eagle is spotting eagles. (Buzz McClain)
GETTING THERE

Romney, W.Va., is about 120 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 66 to US-50 west; take I-81 at Winchester to US-11; take US-11 south to VA-37 south to US-50 west. Go about 40 miles to Romney, turn right on WVA-28 north and go about 1.5 miles to Wappocomo Station.

STAYING THERE
Koolwink Motel

Route 50 East

304-822-3595

www.koolwinkmotel.com

Opened in 1936; kitschy but genuine retro 1940s motel decor and attitude. Rooms from $57.

South Branch Inn

Route 50 East

304-822-2444

www.wvafun.com

Convenient to the train station; management is trying to outfit each room with something historic from the region. Rates from $91.

EATING THERE
Table 41

41 E. Main St.

304-359-2003

Converted pharmacy with vintage fixtures. Entrees start at $10.

Italian Touch

450 E. Main St.

304-822-5800

Casual Italian eatery cum pizza joint. Subs from $5.99.

PLAYING THERE
Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Route 28 North

304-424-0736

www.potomaceagle.info

Three-hour excursion $48; $20 for children 6 to 16. The Classic Club Car is $80 for anyone 6 or older, $90 starting in October. All-day trips are $80 in coach, $30 for children; Classic Car fares $125 for all ages (including a full meal beginning in October). Discounts available for those older than 60.

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