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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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Christmas Lights on Wilmington Railroad

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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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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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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Berwick, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This isn't a bad train ride. It isn't a good one either. We got a late start, the little stop we had was cut short, and the sound of the squealing brakes the whole way back were a little much. We rode in the open air car. After the ride I asked if I could put the kids back on... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The civil war skirmish weekend at Wilmington and Western Railroad is a must for history lovers. You travel with soldiers to Mt. Cube Picnic Grove for a 1/2 - hour layover. Then the steam powered locomotives travel to the site of a skirmish between Union and Confederate troops. I love this event, I have been going to it for years.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Love the train ride. Lots of fun. Especially in the autumn when the leaves have changed. There is a picnic grove that the train stops at and you can hop off for awhile and have a afternoon picnic. Then pick the train back up for the return ride. Train lovers a must. Just want something to do on an afternoon... More 

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