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.