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Address: 250 E Market St, West Chester, PA 19382-2701
Phone Number: 610-430-2233

Traces the history of the railroad in Pennsylvania.

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Nice Ride - Beautiful historic stations

Road a special excursion. Early spring - leaves just coming our. Line is very scenic - woods - streams - historic stations - catenary. It is an old PRR (then SEPTA) commuter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2016
John S
Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Road a special excursion. Early spring - leaves just coming our. Line is very scenic - woods - streams - historic stations - catenary. It is an old PRR (then SEPTA) commuter line. Since taken over by tourist line. I have ridden it several times. They do special events Christmas Tree Train, Santa Trains, Easter Trains, etc. A good ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

weekend trips almost year round depending on weather give a chance to experience the railroad the old fashioned way down a still operating track through the back mountains and woods of Delaware and chester country from west chester to glen mills. very scenic.

1 Thank Adam L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Very cold, not heated. Seats so close no leg room truly. The stop for 20 minutes leaves nothing to see and is too small for the passengers to go in and warm up.

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West Chester, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great family outing to celebrate any holiday or just have fun. The Santa Express is a 90 minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and back to West Chester. Upon arriving at Glen Mills, you can exit the train and the children can go in the station and sit on Santa's lap. There is a... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I took the Fall Foliage train today. It was sunny and bright and the foliage was beautiful. A little past peak but the sun glistened on the leaves. You follow a creek that runs back and forth along the railroad tracks. In about a half hour you wind up in Glen Mills. At Glenn Mills there is a small quaint... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We enjoyed this trip several times with our grandchildren. It's a very old train and the seats could use some work but it's a fun party especially with Santa. At Christmas time you can actually take the Christmas tree train, which stops at a tree farm where you can choose a tree. Then it's loaded on to the train. This... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We took this for the Fall trip and were pleased with it. Friendly volunteers run the train service which winds its way slowly from West Chester to Glen Mills. The train had two passenger cars and a buffet car to get snacks and drinks. It was nice to sit in an old railway car and enjoy the beautiful scenery at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We took the weekend trip to view fall colors. It is a nice ride , a bit small. Though with the low ticket prices there isn't too much to complain. The overall duration is 1.5 hrs with half an hr in each direction with a half hr stopover. The stopover has a small eating area between the woods. Lots of... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our family, including grand children - infants up to & including 9 year old, have taken the Santa Train two or three different years. We just bought tickets for this year & it's not yet Halloween, as the kids are already asking if we're going.

1 Thank mimihill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a great 90 minute train ride with Lex and Harper. Fun with costumes and the haunted Train Car. The cars are old but in great condition. Train stops at the Glen Mills Station to visit a station museum and a small shop.

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