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: Jeff Hammaker

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.

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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Civil War Skirmish Weekend
Photo: Mike Ciosek

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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Father's Day Special
Photo: Dale Woodland

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL

Dads love trains, so bring him out for a ride through the Red Clay Valley on our historic train. 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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Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

PRINCESS EXPRESS

Ride along with Cinderella, Rapunzel and her Prince Flynn. Plus, you'll get to meet Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

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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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Red Clay Valley Sommerfest

RED CLAY VALLEY SOMMERFEST  NEW FOR 2019!

In partnership with St. Hedwig Church, the Wilmington & Western's Greenbank Station complex will be the site of this three-day festival of Polish food, fun, music and train rides.

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Royal Blue Dinner Train

ROYAL BLUE DINNER TRAIN  NEW FOR 2019!

Ride and dine in elegance and style as you wind your way through the Red Clay Valley at sunset. Dinner includes appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.

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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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Super Hero Express
Photo: Kool Beans Parties

SUPER HERO EXPRESS  NEW FOR 2019!

Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Leonardo the Ninja Turtle jump straight out of the comics to ride our rails. All are invited to dress in their favorite super hero costume!

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