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West Chester Railroad

Address: 250 E. Market St., West Chester, PA 19380
Phone Number: 610-430-2233
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Type: History Museums, Scenic Railroads, Museums, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Traces the history of the railroad in Pennsylvania.
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Type: History Museums, Scenic Railroads, Museums, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Traces the history of the railroad in Pennsylvania.

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Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had a wonderful time this afternoon on the Santa Express!! This is the perfect train experience for young children as it is no too long and they are entertained the whole way with a sing a long and Santa visiting all the cars. The snack car had hot dogs, pretzels, hot chocolate and a few other things all very reasonably... More 

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RonStevens, Head of Food Service at West Chester Railroad, responded to this review

We're glad to see that you had an enjoyable time on our Santa Express train, and hope to see you on a future visit to our railroad. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Santa Express ride is a fun and enjoyable. There are Santa and entertainment from the volunteers during the ride.

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RonStevens, Head of Food Service at West Chester Railroad, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again! More 

Odiham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The whole family had a great time on the Pumkin train, lots of fun both on the train and at the haunted house. A really good day out thank you.

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RonStevens, Head of Food Service at West Chester Railroad, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time, and hope to see you again. More 

West Chester, PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This railroad is owned and operated by several train enthusiasts who happen to enjoy quite a large scale hobby! I happen to know Skip, one of the owners, who knows more about trains than anyone I know. We have had our faculty holiday party aboard the train, taken our family on the Santa Express, and taken the train to locate... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Went on my annual Easter Bunny trip with my Granddaughters and this time my girl friend's daughters and grandkids. Always fun and only 90 mins trip. 30 mins to Glen Mills train station, 30 mins visitng Easter Bunny and walking down to picinc area with large stream and then 30 mins back. Bango playing and visit on the train ride... More 

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RonStevens, Head of Food Service at West Chester Railroad, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoy your annual trips with us seeing Santa and the Easter Bunny. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

West Grove, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Always looking for interesting "Santa" themed events. We decided to go on the West Chester Railroad this year. It runs from WC to Glen Mills, where you get off, visit with Santa, and return to train for the trip back. There is a person singing Christmas themed carols in your car and Santa wanders through during your trip. They handed... More 

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RonStevens, Head of Food Service at West Chester Railroad, responded to this review

I'm am sorry to see that you had a less than desirable visit with us. We recently had a new person join our team, and they have improved the quality of both the food being served, as well as the level of service to our patrons. We understand that things like a nice full cup of hot chocolate make your... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The 90 minutes with Christmas carols with 2 banjo players, hot chocolate from the snack bar and visit with Santa...:what a fun experience for kids (and adults with them!). Train leaves from the West Chester station on Market St. and stops in Glen Mills for an extra picture, then back to West Chester. If you go on a cold day... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I took a group of 10 including 6 children and I would say the only part that made me feel I wasted money was the people who worked there. From the man who gave us tickets to the guy at the snack counter, they were miserable and would not even smile or even act like they wanted to be there.... More 

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RonStevens, Head of Food Service at West Chester Railroad, responded to this review

I am sorry to see that you had such a disappointing visit with us. Every person in our 100% all volunteer staff wants to make your time on the West Chester Railroad an enjoyable one for every one of our patrons. There may be times when our staff appear to be gruff, but those instances almost always involve matters concerning... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have used this the past 3 yrs for Santa and Easter Bunny. Great for infants to teens plus parents. Total trip is 90 minutes. 30 minutes each way and 30 minutes with Santa/Easter Bunny and a stroll by the river. There is food and music the whole time.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Great ride on an historic train. Staff are volunteers who dress in period uniforms and are happy to answer any questions about the train. Scenic ride through beautiful fall leaves. Price was reasonable; $15 for Adults. Snacks available for purchase on the train. Heated cars are fine for cool weather. Was a fun, out of the ordinary adventure.

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