SPRING HOCKESSIN SPECIAL

We are back! The Wilmington & Western is excited to announce that we will be returning to Hockessin on April 24 for the first time in nine months!

In August 2020, severe storms tore through northern New Castle County and brought trees down across our tracks and washed out significant portions of our right-of-way between Yorklyn and Hockessin. But thanks to a generous grant by the Longwood Foundation, we were able to repair the damage sooner than expected.

On this excursion, you'll enjoy a leisurely 2½-hour round-trip train ride along the entire length of our railroad to Hockessin (a 17-mile round-trip), which includes a ½-hour layover in downtown Hockessin to browse the local shops.

This event is powered by one of our historic first-generation diesel locomotives.

Hockessin Flyer
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

SCHEDULE


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

FARES

COACH SEATING

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All Seats:

$18

Children (under 2):

FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL

Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Learn more about caboose rentals

$375

PARLOR CAR RENTAL

Not available for this event.

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.

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