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Wilmington and Western Railroad

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Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone Number: +1 302-998-1930
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Description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington...
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington & Western Railroad is Delaware's only operating Museum. Take a ride on this scenic line and you will be transported back to a Golden Era when passenger trains rolled majestically through the land and steam whistles echoed off the hills. The W&W operates Steam and Diesel train excursions - primarily on the weekends. Special railroading adventures are available for railroaders of all ages. Whether you want to explore history, celebrate holidays, wine & dine or just have fun, The Wilmington & Western Railroad has just the event for you.
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Fun time - something different.

Enjoyed a beautiful day having a picnic while traveling on an old train. Not something you do every day. Great for kids. You can rent the caboose for parties, what a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a beautiful day having a picnic while traveling on an old train. Not something you do every day. Great for kids. You can rent the caboose for parties, what a great idea. Price is very reasonable. Would only have liked a bit more time. Come and enjoy.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I booked a train ride by calling the depot about a week ahead of planned trip. Carole was helpful in booking our date and time. We had a voucher that got us round trip ride for 2 adults and 2 kids for only $23! This was an amazing rate, less than half the book value. I received an email confirmation... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

If you Like old tune railroading, the rides on the Wimington & Western are for you!! The railroad was originally a spur of the Naltimore and Ohio connecting Wilmington with the Pennsylvania Rialroad up in PA Live steam and a trip through the Red Clay Creek out to Hockessin across grade crossings and trestle bridges are a must! Listen to... More 

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Milton, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We rode on the Easter Bunny Express. My 2.5 year old son really enjoyed it. The staff was really friendly and really get into their roles. We look forward to visiting again sometime in the future.

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apopka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is a little old fashion train they have many events and a little museum Kids love it! It is a lot of fun.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I think the W & W is a neat family activity, but I don't think it's worth the price of admission. Cut the price a few dollars and it'd be a better value. $12 for a 45 minute train ride forward and back is not worth it. Plus, when you cross over rt. 48, very few houses decorate with Christmas... More 

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Luray, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We drove up from Virginia for the Holiday Express. The staff were great. They were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back.

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Camden, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While this is a great example of preservation, it does not provide much of an experience. If you expect to go for a ride on a steam train you are likely to be disappointed. Most of the excursions are actually diesel powered because of the expense of maintaining and operating the steam power units. The scenery is somewhat boring and... More 

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Excellent views and staff was great. I even became a member. There store is supplied with a vast selection of books and souvenirs.

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very good for an afternoon with the kids. We went at Christmas and Santa and Mrs. Claus joined for the ride...kids had a blast!

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