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Wilmington and Western Railroad

2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
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Ride the Rails with the Singing Conductor

We rode the train on mother's day. We rode in a single car/engine combination. They had a nice... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
AdventuresomeCouple
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Shillington, Pennsylvania
RIde the train through trails

One of the memorable experiences. A slow vintage train running through the trails. The afternoon... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
RajivKMum
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Mumbai, India
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (29 reviews)
“red clay” (13 reviews)
“fall foliage” (10 reviews)
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2201 Newport Gap Pike, Route 41 North, Wilmington, DE 19808
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rode the train on mother's day. We rode in a single car/engine combination. They had a nice turnout in spite of the fact it was a rainy day. The seats are original but comfortable. Like many of the scenic railroads it is all volunteer....More

2  Thank AdventuresomeCouple
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

One of the memorable experiences. A slow vintage train running through the trails. The afternoon was well utilized. a must visit if you love trains or jungles. It passes through the most scenic byways of Delaware and red clay valley.

Thank RajivKMum
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Best Rail Trip in my book! The time to give the visitors full train treatment! Most enjoyable excursion for a few hours that everyone will enjoy no matter what the age!

Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

something nice to do with family. Limited night time visibility. a few homes decorated along the way. Ok to do one time but no need to repeat. Ok for locals but certainly not worth traveling any distance unless you are a train fanatic. Fall trip...More

Thank Scott R
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

Four of us rode the Holiday Light Express to enjoy the train and see the lights. Trains are always fun and this was no exception. The coaches, warm and comfortable, were decorated with Christmas lights and holiday music filled the air. The displays of private...More

3  Thank Brian A
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

My wife and I went on one of the Autumn Leaf Special rides, one of the last of the season. Because it had been unseasonably warm throughout October, there wasn't a ton of color going on in the trees, but regardless we had a fun...More

4  Thank Claude C
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Went on the autumn leaf special trip for 1.5 hours and enjoyed the experience. Train route was lacking fall colors but the ride was quite comfortable with the conductor providing occasional commentary and history about the surrounding area. After the ride, few moments spent at...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The Wilmington & Western Railroad is a great way to spend a few hours with your family. The staff is all volunteer and they are very friendly and helpful. I suggest that if you know when you are going, that you buy tickets online and...More

1  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

The all volunteer railroad has been a hit with every child we've ever taken. Affordable, just the right duration to hold a child's attention with a picnic area midway on the trip. It is a pleasant journey through wooded area and lovely pastures with sightings...More

1  Thank Bigdob46
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

We ride this train 1-2 times per year. There are so many reasons to recommend the train. The station is easy to get to, with good parking. It's large inside, though the gift shop is lacking. The trains are beautiful, clean, well kept. It's a...More

1  Thank A B
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Susan123123
May 14, 2018|
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Response from AdventuresomeCouple | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to exit the train.
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Richard V
October 29, 2017|
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Response from Bigdob46 | Reviewed this property |
I did not notice a handicap ramp. You would have to call the railroad direct. It is a weekend only operation. There should certainly be room on all dates still.
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