Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip 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. If you don't want to de-train at the picnic grove, you can stay aboard and our train will take you another two miles to the town of Ashland. Our Mt. Cuba Meteor is a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon with family or friends.

This event is powered by either our historic first-generation diesel locomotive, by our 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad Doodlebug railcar, or by one of our antique steam locomotives. If motive power is important to you, click the "Purchase Tickets" button below and review our calendar to see when your favorite motive power is scheduled to operate.

Due to the resources required for Red Clay Valley Sommerfest on July 18 thru 20, we have cancelled the Mt. Cuba Meteor excursions on Sunday, July 21. We encourage you to join us for Sommerfest and enjoy Polish music, food and discounted train rides on July 18, 19 & 20!

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Mt. Cuba Meteor
Photo: Mike Ciosek



March 30 & 31
May 5, 19, 25*, 26 & 27
June 1, 2, 15*, 23 & 30
Most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in July & August, plus July 4, 27* and August 24*
September 1, 2, 8, 14, 15 & 22
October 5 & 6
November 10, 16 & 17
* Indicates a 12:30 departure only - the 2:30 departure on these days goes to Hockessin as the Hockessin Flyer


12:30 & 2:30 PM



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Seniors (60+):


Children (2-12):


Children (under 2):



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.

Add $1 to each of the above fares.


Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Learn more about caboose rentals



Larger groups (between 25 and 40 people) can rent our Parlor Car to have a private party aboard the train. The Parlor Car is a larger space with plenty of room to set up food and beverages for your party. Learn more about renting the Parlor Car.


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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.