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Wilmington and Western Railroad

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Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
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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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One train car that is very comfortable, with local landmarks pointed out by the train conductor. The trip is short in duration but with the many sites pointed out by the conductor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Diane J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One train car that is very comfortable, with local landmarks pointed out by the train conductor. The trip is short in duration but with the many sites pointed out by the conductor it is a very interesting trip.

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Thank Diane J
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The train ride is nice but I do feel as though there prices have slowly but surely increased to an unreasonable level, especially for some of the events. Train is comfortable, kids enjoy it and if you go on a day ride you are able to get out and visit some of the shops in Hockession, be advised there overall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son loved looking out of the window in the train ride and the raster bunny made his rounds on the train visiting each child. We were able to take a pic with the bunny

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Thank Theand G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

I went on the Wilmington Railroad around Christmas time at night. That may have been my mistake. Don't get me wrong, it was beautiful with all of the lights and there were plenty of cool photo opportunities, however night time views are not the best. It was difficult to see where the train was going and the neighborhood it was... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Train was beautiful with lights outside and in. Personnel were knowledgeable and pointed out upcoming sites. Train was comfortable.

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Thank msbookworm
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Was a nice train ride, very informative. Children enjoyed it. Would have been nice if fall foliage was in full bloom. Christmas train sold out so must be good. Definitely something to experience.

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Thank Jeff B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We took the autumn leaf special ride to Mt. Cuba and the ride was magnificent. The coaches are beautiful and so was the scenery outside the train. Stunning fall foliage, numerous landmarks, bridges will soothe your eyes. We loved the ride and I'm sure so will everyone. A evening well spent I must say.

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1 Thank Kaushik B
Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Recently, I had an opportunity to experience a wonderful ride on the Wilmington and Western Railroad through the Red Clay Valley, just outside the city limits of Wilmington, near Elsmere. The "Ride the Colors of Autumn" train excursion is offered on selected weekends in October and November, when the leaves and foliage in the area are at their peak and... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and comfort of this train car. It traveled slow enough to take pictures with Windows open. You could smell the forest and streams. The delight on the face of the 4 year in front of me was priceless.

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Glen Mills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We have ridden the rails on the Wilmington & Western Railroad a number of times in the last few years. We went again on 10/23/16 for the two and a half hour ride which had a steam engine on the way out and a diesel engine on the way back. The trip was WONDERFUL as usual. The weather was perfect... More 

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