EVENTS & FARES

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

UPDATED APRIL 20, 2022

As a result of the court ruling on April 18, 2022, the TSA mask mandate is no longer in effect. Staff and passengers will not be required to wear masks in Greenbank Station or aboard the train.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and follow the guidelines set forth by local, state or federal authorities.






EXCURSION TRAINS

Our weekend excursion trains to Mt. Cuba, Yorklyn 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.

Yorklyn Limited
Photo: Mike Ciosek

YORKLYN LIMITED

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 2022!
Brandywine Springs Historic Express
Photo: Friends of Brandywine Springs Park

BRANDYWINE SPRINGS HISTORIC EXPRESS

This special history-focused excursion will give you the opportunity to take a guided tour through Brandywine Springs Park and discover one of the most historic locations along our tracks.

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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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Grandparents Day Special

GRANDPARENTS DAY SPECIAL

All grandparents ride for half-fare on September 11. 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, Ice Princess and Ice Harvester as they sing songs and greet all their royal guests.

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Hockessin Art Festival
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

LARRY ANDERSON MEMORIAL HOCKESSIN ART FESTIVAL

This annual fundraiser for the Wilmington & Western features the work of over 20 local artists, and 30% of all sales go directly to the railroad. Train rides will be offered and will depart from downtown Hockessin.

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Mother's Day Special
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL

After your Mother's Day 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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Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

PRINCESS EXPRESS

This year’s royal guests include Rapunzel and her Prince, the Frog Princess, the Arabian Princess and Snow White! Join them on our train as they pose for pictures and interact with everyone aboard.

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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 train rides to Yorklyn.

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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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St. Patrick's Day Brews On Board

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BREWS ON BOARD

Autumn Arch Beer Project and Liquid Alchemy Beverages will be supplying the libations for your tasting pleasure during a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip through the valley. MUST BE 21+ TO RIDE.

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Superhero Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

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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Volunteer Recruitment Day
Photo: Oren B. Helbok

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT DAY

Spend the day with us behind-the-scenes and explore the many ways you can volunteer with the Wilmington & Western.

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