On select days during the year, our 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar No. 4662 leads our Yorklyn Limited excursion to give our passengers a truly unique experience. No. 4662 is a self-propelled, all-in-one train - it is one part locomotive, one part passenger coach and one part baggage car. Trains such as this were usually referred to as "Doodlebugs" by railroaders, and they saw service on lightly-used branch lines where it was not economical to operate a multi-car, locomotive-hauled train.

Seating is limited on the Doodlebug, so be sure to make reservations early to experience this historic piece of railroad equipment.

The Doodlebug will power the Yorklyn Limited on the following days this summer. Click the departure time for more details and to purchase tickets.

Doodlebug Days
Photo: Ed Feathers

There are no more dates for this event this year.
See you next year!

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.