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West Chester Railroad

250 E Market St, West Chester, PA 19382-2701
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Lamb chops with blue cheese, the best. I was there for Valentines day, service was good, food was... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
ritaraven
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West Chester, Ohio
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A Step back in time

This a fun trip for the whole family. The trip lasts 90 minutes which is exactly the right amount... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
rmuma
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Traces the history of the railroad in Pennsylvania.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“train ride” (12 reviews)
“santa express” (8 reviews)
“glen mills” (18 reviews)
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250 E Market St, West Chester, PA 19382-2701
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"santa express"
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"glen mills"
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"passenger cars"
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"picnic grove"
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"couple of hours"
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"banjo player"
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"whole family"
in 3 reviews
"fun trip"
in 2 reviews
"halloween"
in 7 reviews
"woods"
in 6 reviews
"volunteers"
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"septa"
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Lamb chops with blue cheese, the best. I was there for Valentines day, service was good, food was great.

Thank ritaraven
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

This a fun trip for the whole family. The trip lasts 90 minutes which is exactly the right amount of time. The train takes you from West Chester to Glen Mills Station. They use 1950 diesel locomotives and very old passenger cars. They have special...More

1  Thank rmuma
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time. Singing on the train, seeing Santa twice! Santa and Mrs. Claus came through the train to say hello. Absolutely magical. This will be a new tradition. My four year old was mesmerized. You would have to be a Scrooge...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We were a family of 20 (including kids) on Sun Dec 3rd at 5pm We were headed to our seats and scolded loudly by a volunteer named Becky because we all had not boarded at the same time although w were all in line. She...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

We arrived at the West Chester Railroad Station prior to our reservations for the last Summer Picnic Train. They have free parking in the adjacent lot. We boarded the train on time with a very friendly and accommodating volunteer crew. The Summer Picnic train allows...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We booked a trip in April at Easter, there were 13 of us ages ranging from 72 to 2, mine are 2 @ 12 and one at 10 and they enjoyed the rife, entertained with the banjo player ( he could use a few more...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

You can take a little ride through some pretty areas of the county and learn a little bit of history along the way. Some of the cars are more historic in nature and some are just old SEPTA cars. The volunteer conductors will be glad...More

1  Thank luv2travel60626
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

My husband used to work for Rock Island Railroad, we took the 2 1/2 year old grandson on the train. Both Opa and grandson loved the trip. The scenic ride is lovely, the stop by the River/Creek was very relaxing, and pretty. The boys got...More

Thank PatIowa67
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Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Road the West Chester Santa train with my daughter and grandchildren. They range in age from 1 to 7. All loved it! The attendants (all volunteers)were friendly and helpful and truly seemed to enjoy their jobs. The train ride was made even more enjoyable by...More

1  Thank Jcarmymom
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

We love to take rides on straight line railroads. This goes from west chester to glen mills and the whole experience is about 90 minutes. We had a very nice relaxing ride through the autumn countryside. about half way through we stopped at the Glen...More

Thank KG42
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Response from DiAlJo | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it is a wonderful round-trip adventure with a short stop for lunch.
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Noreen S
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Response from KG42 | Reviewed this property |
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October 30, 2016|
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Response from Steven K | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of any discounts. I previously inquired as to AAA or military discounts and was told there are none.
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