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PUFFERBELLY STEAMPUNK EXPRESS

The Wilmington & Western presents a steam-infused spectacle of exciting musical entertainment, vendors and much more – all rooted in the neo-Victorian themes of the Steampunk culture.

The event will include hourly 40-minute steam-powered train rides (of course!), musical entertainment, plenty of unique photo opportunities, food vendors, and a lot more. The visiting Lehigh Valley Coal Company No. 126 will join with our iconic No. 98 to operate "pull-pull" style (one locomotive at each end of the train).

Passengers are encouraged to wear their finest Steampunk and Victorian attire. This event is sure to appeal to a wide range of visitors - from Steampunks to railfans to the family looking for a unique weekend outing - there will be something for everyone during the Pufferbelly Steampunk Express!

This train does not stop at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

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EVENT SCHEDULE
EVENT DATE:
Saturday, June 11
TRAIN DEPARTURES:
10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
FARES
COACH SEATING:
Adults: $10 HRCV Members save $2
on each ticket.
What's This?
Seniors (60+): $10
Children (2-12): $10
Children (under 2): FREE

OPEN-AIR SEATING:
Add $1 to each of the above fares.
Choose our open-air car, and you'll enjoy wide-open windows and side-facing seats for a panoramic view of the scenery. This seating option cannot be purchased online. You can upgrade to this car when picking up or purchasing tickets at the station. Due to weather or operating conditions, the open-air car may not be available on the day of the event.

CABOOSE RENTAL:
Rental: $150  
Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOURLY DEPARTURE SCHEDULE, CABOOSE RENTALS ON THIS DAY ARE 40-MINUTES ROUND-TRIP.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Wilmington & Western Railroad strives to provide our patrons with a safe, fun, and family-friendly journey into history. We therefore ask that those in attendance for the Steampunk Pufferbelly Express adhere to the following Code of Conduct:
  1. Any offensive or lewd behavior, gesturing, or language will not be tolerated, and offenders will be asked to leave the event.
  2. Alcohol, firearms, and weapons are not permitted on station grounds or on the train, and offenders will be asked to leave the event.
  3. Please be respectful of your fellow passengers at all times.
  4. Please ask permission before taking photos of others.
Photo illustration: Carrie Schiebel











WHAT IS STEAMPUNK?
The Oxford University Dictionary defines "Steampunk" as: "A genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology." Those who favor this culture are known as "Steampunks," and they often pay homage to vintage fashion and technology by infusing it with a modern-day twist.







































GREENBANK STATION
Boarding Location
2201 Newport Gap Pike
(Route 41 North)
Wilmington, DE 19808
BUSINESS OFFICE
1601 Railroad Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.998.1930
Monday to Friday
10:00 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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