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“so-so” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Delaware River Railroad Excursions

Delaware River Railroad Excursions
100 Elizabeth Street, Phillipsburg, NJ
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Other
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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“so-so”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

pretty ride, a little over priced.....great when Thomas the Tank engine visits....a little hectic, though

Visited August 2012
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NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Could have been great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The train is so charming, we did the winery tour and the car was decorated so great. The Vineyard was WONDERFUL!!!! The tour was great. The ride home was wonderful! My problem with the trip was the ride there. The tour guide was terrible, they are volunteers so I hate to be mean but he droned on with too many facts to even absorb and he seemed very angry about everything. Like he kept saying how NJ was not getting a museum it deserved and so on. It was just too much, not one minute to just enjoy the ride and look out the window. I enjoy history and hearing about the area and so on, but this was literally a talk of when and where EVERY piece of track was laid. Do not need that much info. We would have loved to get up and go to the car with the gift shop and maybe try to help support the cause but he did not stop talking long enough to move. I would still do this again though because like I said the vineyard and the ride back without a guide was awesome!

Visited October 2012
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Baltimore
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“Fun trip along the Delaware”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The train ride lasts a little over an hour and provides a number of scenic views of the Delaware River. We've ridden multiple times and would recommend going late in the season for fall color and better views of the river. Just make sure you go when they're running the vintage steam engine! The trains are steam-powered most weekends in the summer and fall, while a modern diesel engine may be used at other times of the year.

Visited May 2012
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PHILLIPSBURG
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“family plan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

great plan for a weekend with your family at a good price, doesn't expect too much comfort, but is a nice experience

Visited May 2012
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Howell, New Jersey
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Here comes Peter Cotton Tail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Took the twin 1 year old babies and 5 year old on the Easter Bunny train ride. Damp cold day but the rain passed on and we were able to hunt for eggs. Train staff was exceptional and love their jobs and the railroad. Drop off kids/gear at main lot and then drive to Municpal Public Parking lot. Can catch shuttle or walk to attraction from Municipal Public Parking lot.

Visited March 2012
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