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Each year, thousands of people
make us a part of their family fun.
Whether it's a holiday celebration, a
romantic dinner for two, or a Sunday
afternoon picnic, the Wilmington &
Western provides a variety of year-round
events for you and your family to enjoy.
Photo: Andy Gwiazda


All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice.

We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.

Mt. Cuba Express
MT. CUBA METEOR

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings.
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Hockessin Express
HOCKESSIN FLYER

Relax aboard our train as we take you on a 2½-hour round-trip ride along the entire length of our line to the town of Hockessin, Delaware. You'll enjoy a 20-minute layover in Hockessin to browse the local shops or grab a bite to eat.
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SPECIAL EVENTS

If you're looking for something different, why not try one of our many Special Event trains? We have a variety of special trains to choose from, including: dinner trains, holiday-themed trains, plus good, old-fashioned family fun trains.

Autumn Leaf Special
AUTUMN LEAF SPECIAL

Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year in the Red Clay Valley.
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Civil War Skirmish Weekend
CIVIL WAR SKIRMISH WEEKEND

Travel with troops for a 2¼-hour round-trip train ride to the site of a skirmish between Union and Confederate forces.
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Easter Bunny Express
EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat.
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Fireworks Express
FIREWORKS EXPRESS

Park at our Greenbank Station and our train will take you directly into Hockessin for the July 4th Fireworks - it's a fun, family event at an affordable price.
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Hayride Express
HAYRIDE EXPRESS

Enjoy a 1-hour round-trip evening ride through the Red Clay Valley on an original railroad flatcar filled with hay and converted especially for hayrides.
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Hockessin Art Festival
HOCKESSIN ART FESTIVAL

This annual fundraiser for the Wilmington & Western features the work of over 25 local artists, and 30% of all sales go directly to the railroad.
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Holiday Lights Express
HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPRESS

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar.
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Halloween Express
HALLOWEEN EXPRESS

A friendly witch rides the train and gives a special treat to all little ghosts and goblins. Children in costume ride for half-fare on this 1-hour round-trip ride to Mt. Cuba.
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Mother's Day Buffet Dinner Train
MOTHER'S DAY BUFFET DINNER TRAIN

Treat Mom to dinner aboard our train as it travels through the bucolic Red Clay Valley to Ashland, Del. Dinner is served buffet-style, and includes appetizer, salad, entree, assorted desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.
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Murder Mystery Trains
MURDER MYSTERY TRAINS

Join us for a family-friendly murder mystery aboard our 1929 self-propelled railcar. Desserts, water and sodas will be provided during the 2½-hour round-trip.
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Piedmont Prospector
PIEDMONT PROSPECTOR

Explore the geologic history of the Delaware Appalachian Piedmont, which contains rock dating from 440 million back to 1.2 billion years ago.
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Railroading Summer Day Camp
RAILROADING SUMMER DAY CAMP NEW FOR 2014!

Have your 9- through 12-year-old spend the day with us learning about the fascinating world of railroading.
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Ride-To-Dine Dinner Trains
RIDE-TO-DINE DINNER TRAINS

Break-up the workweek by riding our vintage railcar to either the Hunter's Den Restaurant or the Back Burner Restaurant, both located adjacent to our tracks.
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Royal Blue Buffet Dinner Train
ROYAL BLUE BUFFET DINNER TRAIN

Enjoy railroad dining as it should be: aboard a moving train in our vintage 1920s-era railroad cars. You'll enjoy a buffet-style dinner on an evening trip through the Red Clay Valley to Ashland, Del.
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Santa Claus Express
SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS

Bring the family and take a train ride with Santa! The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat.
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School & Day Camp Trains
SCHOOL & DAY CAMP TRAINS

The story of the railroad and its impact on life in the Red Clay Valley is told to the young railroaders aboard for this leisurely train ride. This event is also open to all.
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Scouting Day
SCOUTING DAY

We are proud to honor our scouts with a free train ride for all children in scout uniforms.
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SummerFest
SUMMERFEST 2014

Celebrate summer on the Wilmington & Western with 3 steam-powered trips to Mt. Cuba and lots of summer food and fun!
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Twilight Special
TWILIGHT SPECIAL NEW FOR 2014!

Take a ride on the Wilmington & Western during the last light of day and experience the Red Clay Valley at twilight.
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Veteran's Day Celebration
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION

The Wilmington & Western honors our veterans and their service to our country with discounted train fares for all active and veteran military personnel.
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Wild West Robbery
WILD WEST ROBBERY

Guard your valuables, wives and children! Black Bart and his gang seize the train, but can they outsmart the sheriff and steal the gold?
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GREENBANK STATION
2201 Newport Gap Pike
(Route 41 North)
Wilmington, DE 19808
BUSINESS OFFICE
1601 Railroad Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.998.1930
Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MAILING ADDRESS
Historic Red Clay Valley Inc.
P.O. Box 5787
Wilmington, DE 19808
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