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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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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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Great experience for the entire family!

What a wonderful way to enjoy a bit of history, natural flora & the thrill of a steam locomotive! The prices are extremely good deal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to enjoy a bit of history, natural flora & the thrill of a steam locomotive! The prices are extremely good deal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Father's Day express. Round trip- 1 & half hrs. Stop at a clearing by a little waterfall in Mt. Cuba for appr. 20 min. Most of us brought lunch. The employees were all volunteers who retired from RR and loved their job. We learned some history at the same time.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the ride as a last minute, something to do on a nice weekend. I had fun, probably as much fun as the kids on the train. The 1.5 hour round trip with a stop at Mt. Cuba picnic area is just the right amount of time to keep the kids entertained and not get bored. 1/2 hour to the... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great family fun for everyone. They offer special event(s) the train robbery is a hoot! The cowboys ambush the train and the fun continues from there. If you take the long trip be sure to pack your picnic and enjoy the grove to take in the lovely forested area.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We went on the Roundtrip ticket to and from Hockessin, which has great scenario, and I would skip the Mt. Cuba picnic, since the location. Is less than ideal for an extended stop. Just some benches in the middle of a hill versus higher view from the local rolling hills. A better picnic location would make the experience great, but... More 

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We took the trek from NY to Delaware just to go on this scenic Railroad, but it was worth it! The train that we went on was the longer ride--destination: Hockessin. A narrator talked most of the way there, telling us what we were looking at, and it's history; I found this to be very helpful and informative! I love... More 

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Hampton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We found the ride to be enjoyable and relaxing. Sat in the open car but, it was an unseasonably cooler day. Great for kids.

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Little River, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Very relaxing train ride to a beautiful picnic area. I really enjoyed the train ride. Everyone very friendly.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This train takes you through the Red Clay Valley. We go on the Halloween run every year. It's a flatbed train car with sides and hay on the floor. The grandkids love it. The train runs I think all year except winter. It is beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We came and did the Easter express with a younger child. The train was filled with families and children - and we had a nice step back in time. You can bring your own food/drinks and there is a basic toilet in each railroad car (they do have a person walking through to sell soda and snacks for roughly a... More 

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