SUMMER EVENTS

Pack your picnic basket and escape the city heat by riding our train to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Or celebrate the 4th of July with a train ride and fireworks show. Trains depart the station every weekend (as well as Fridays in July and August), so there are plenty of opportunities to take the kids on a scenic train ride they won't soon forget!



EXCURSION TRAINS

Our weekend excursion trains to Mt. Cuba, Ashland or Hockessin give you and your family a chance to slow down after a hectic week and spend some quality time together. And the best part is that you get to do it while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Red Clay Valley.

Mt. Cuba Meteor
Photo: Mike Ciosek

MT. CUBA METEOR

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip ride to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during the ½-hour layover along the banks of the Red Clay Creek.

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Hockessin Flyer
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

HOCKESSIN FLYER

Relax aboard our train as we take you on a 2½-hour round-trip ride along the entire length of our railroad to the town of Hockessin.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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

Back Burner Dinner Train
Photo courtesy of Back Burner Restaurant

BACK BURNER DINNER TRAIN

Travel in style aboard our 1929 railcar to the legendary Back Burner Restaurant in Hockessin. Appetizers are served aboard the train and dinner is served at the restaurant.

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Brews On Board
Photo: Mike Ciosek

BREWS ON BOARD

Local craft brews are served aboard our train for your tasting pleasure on a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip through the valley. MUST BE 21+ TO RIDE.

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Father's Day Special
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL

Dads love trains, so bring him out for a ride behind our steam locomotive. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with Dad at our picnic grove.

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Fireworks Express
Photo: Oren B. Helbok

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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Great Train Robbery
Photo: Mike Ciosek

GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

The cast of Act 1 Productions captures the train with their villains, desperados, renegades, outlaws, music and singers!

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Murder On The Red Clay Express
Photo: Steve Jensen Jr.

MURDER ON THE RED CLAY EXPRESS

Join us for a family-friendly, interactive, comedy murder mystery aboard our historic train. Desserts, water and sodas will be provided during the 2½-hour round-trip.

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Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

PRINCESS EXPRESS  NEW FOR 2018!

Ride along with the Ice Queen and her younger sister, the Ice Princess. Plus, you'll get to meet Beauty from Beauty and the Beast (pictured).

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Railroading Summer Camp
Photo: Mike Ciosek

RAILROADING SUMMER CAMP

Enroll your 9- through 13-year-old in our one-day Railroading Summer Camp where they'll learn about the fascinating world of railroading.

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School & Day Camp Trains
Photo: Mike Ciosek

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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Summer Food Fest
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SUMMER FOOD FEST

Bring the family and enjoy a variety of food trucks on a summer Saturday in the middle of July at the Wilmington & Western!

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