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Wilmington and Western Railroad Pike Wilmington

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Wilmington and Western Railroad
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap
Pike Wilmington
DE
19808
Tel: 302 998 1930

Where are we going today?

The tracks of the Wilmington & Western are a path into history. As they twist their way along rolling streams, wooded forests and wide-open meadows, over 140 years of history will come alive outside your window. And this is no amusement park train ride - everything you experience here is authentic. From the Conductor's "All Aboard" to the clang of the locomotive's bell, the Wilmington & Western presents real railroading from an earlier era. Join us for a journey back in time for family fun, romantic evenings, holiday celebrations and over 140 years of living railroading history.
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    I love it! It isn't ALWAYS a steam engine that pushes things around, check the event page, and it isn't year-round, but it is incredibly scenic, a lot of fun. Pack your own food, bring cash for food, pack a camera, because it's incredibly scenic.

    It's run by volunteers, most of whom are there because they love the history of the area and are locals, and the museum is first-rate for such a small organization. I took a diesel train, and it was a lot of fun! There are a lot of kids underfoot, and the whistle can grate on the ears, but it's all part...Read More

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    Went with the kids was great fun for them. I must admit I enjoyed myself as well.

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    Santa on the train is great, the kids love it and the adults get a beautiful scenic ride.

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    The Wilmington & Western RR carries thousands of passengers annually on weekend rides along the lovely Red Clay Creek from Greenbank Station (near Prices Corner on Kirkwood Highway/Route 2) toward Hockessin, Delaware. Most trips run 5 miles to Mt. Cuba, where passengers can lay over to enjoy picnic tables and grills and then catch the next train back to Greenbank.

    During fall foliage and Christmas weekends the line offers special trips (advance reservations recommended) all the way to Hockessin (just over 10 miles). These trips end at the Shops...Read More

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    Hoy pasamos un dia espectacular en la actividad WILD WEST ROBBERY. Love it! Volvere para las proximas actividades en Nov and Dec 2013....

    Great SHOW... thanks :-)

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by Joel Schwaber

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I love it! It isn't ALWAYS a steam engine that pushes things around, check the event page, and it isn't year-round, but it is incredibly scenic, a lot of fun. Pack your own food, bring cash for food, pack a camera, because it's incredibly scenic.

It's run by volunteers, most of whom are there because they love the history of the area and are locals, and the museum is first-rate for such a small organization. I took a diesel train, and it was a lot of fun! There are a lot of kids underfoot, and the whistle can grate on the ears, but it's all part of the experience.

by A Google User

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The Wilmington & Western RR carries thousands of passengers annually on weekend rides along the lovely Red Clay Creek from Greenbank Station (near Prices Corner on Kirkwood Highway/Route 2) toward Hockessin, Delaware. Most trips run 5 miles to Mt. Cuba, where passengers can lay over to enjoy picnic tables and grills and then catch the next train back to Greenbank.

During fall foliage and Christmas weekends the line offers special trips (advance reservations recommended) all the way to Hockessin (just over 10 miles). These trips end at the Shops of Hockessin Corner with a fine restaurant (The Back Burner) and gift shops (I like Creations Fine Woodworking and Everything But the Kitchen Sink).

The RR has two steam engines. #98 is a 4-4-0 "American" type, the last of its type operating east of the Mississippi. (There used to be thousands of them.) #58 is an 0-6-0 switch engine that was used around docks. Both are coal burners. A diesel engine is also available in case both of the steam engines are in the shop.

This line crosses the Red Clay Creek many times and is located next door to the Historic Greenbank Mill, which dates back to 1677. Both are well worthwhile.

The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 53° F / 11° C
Humidity: 89 %
Wind: WSW - 3 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Rain
Temp: 44° F / 7° C
Humidity: 87 %
Wind: ESE - 5 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 54° F / 12° C
Humidity: 86 %
Wind: SW - 5 MPH

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