All Aboard for Family Fun & Memories!

On October 19, 1872, the Wilmington & Western Railroad opened for service, and started moving goods and passengers between the small towns and mills that lined Delaware's Red Clay Valley. Since 1966, the modern-day Wilmington & Western has moved hundreds of thousands of kids (both young and old) along this same route.

The Wilmington & Western has become one of the East Coast's premier heritage railroads, and we've been consistently ranked among USAToday's 10Best Scenic Train Rides. Our passengers come to meet their favorite storybook or holiday character. They come to take part in a holiday celebration, enjoy a glass of wine or pint of beer, or they climb aboard simply to enjoy a relaxing train ride with family and friends.

We have a seat waiting for you, and from that seat, you'll see the past as never before. History will come alive, senses will be excited, and a forgotten era will be re-lived (and we think you'll make a few memories along the way)!

Come and join us for good, old-fashioned family fun in Delaware's historic Red Clay Valley. All aboard!

   Make Memories With Us!   




2018 Events Now Posted

2024 Events
Now Posted

View our full slate of events for the 2024 Season, including the all-new Ice Cream Express!

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Photo: Evan Schilling
You Can Work on the Railroad!

You Can Work on the Railroad!

Our volunteers do everything from run the trains to fix the track, and we could always use your help.

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Photo: Mike Ciosek
Uncover the Rich History of Our Railroad

Uncover the Rich History of Our Railroad

Discover the 150+ year history of the Wilmington & Western and why we were so vital to the growth of this region.

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Photo: Brian Woodcock/Collection of Kurt Bell

Check out our episode of WDPN-TV's The 302 and take a ride aboard our train from the comfort of home.




EVERY SEASON IS A GREAT SEASON TO RIDE!

See what's on track for Spring...
Photo: Mike Ciosek

We are grateful to the following businesses for their support as Corporate Members:

ROBERT C. PEOPLES INC.

TOWN HAIR SALON

JACOBS ENGINEERING

JOHN STEELE ROOFING

TRI-STATE BATTERY

MICHAEL CASSIDY PAINTING

CREATIVE FINANCIAL GROUP - KAREN POORE

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