EVENTS & FARES

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

UPDATED JULY 22, 2021

The safety of our passengers and staff is our highest priority.

Before you visit, please review our COVID-19 Safety Plan which provides guidelines to which our passengers and staff must adhere.






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? 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 character trains, holiday-themed trains, plus good, old-fashioned family fun trains.

Autumn Leaf Special
Photo: Stephen Rogers

AUTUMN LEAF SPECIAL

Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year in the Red Clay Valley.

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NEW FOR 2021!
Dog Days of Summer

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Meet adoptable pets at Greenbank Station before your train ride to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

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Easter Bunny Express
Photo: Mike Ciosek

EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS

The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat.

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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 historic 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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NEW FOR 2021!
Grandparents Day Special

GRANDPARENTS DAY SPECIAL

All grandparents ride for half-fare on September 12. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

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Halloween Express
Photo: Mike Ciosek

HALLOWEEN EXPRESS

A friendly witch rides the train and gives a special treat to all little ghosts and goblins. Passengers in costume ride for $10!

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Hayride Express
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

HAYRIDE EXPRESS

Enjoy a 1-hour round-trip evening ride through the Red Clay Valley on an original railroad flatcar filled with hay and converted especially for hayrides.

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Holiday Lights Express
Photo: Steve Barry

HOLIDAY LIGHTS EXPRESS

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 1-hour evening ride aboard our vintage train, which is covered in thousands of holiday lights.

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Ice Queen Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

ICE PRINCESS EXPRESS

Ride our train through the Red Clay Valley with the Ice Queen and her sister the Ice Princess as they sing songs and greet all their royal guests.

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Mother's Day Special
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

After brunch is finished, bring Mom out for a relaxing old-fashioned train ride, or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with Mom at our picnic grove.

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NEW FOR 2021!
Pirates & Pixies Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

PIRATES & PIXIES EXPRESS

Participate in a scavenger hunt around the station and ride the train with Captain Hook, his swashbuckling pirates and the lovely Tinkerbell.

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Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

PRINCESS EXPRESS

This year’s special guests include the Little Mermaid and her Prince, the Island Princess, Princess Beauty and Princess Aurora!

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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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Salute to Veterans
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SALUTE TO VETERANS

The Wilmington & Western honors our veterans and their service to our country with a morning ceremony at Greenbank Station, followed by rides to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove.

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Santa Claus Express
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS

Bring the family and take a train ride with Santa! The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat.

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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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Superhero Express
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SUPERHERO EXPRESS

Your favorite comic book heroes jump straight off the page and onto our train to ride the rails with you. All are invited to dress in their favorite superhero costume!

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