Since 1867, the Wilmington & Western
has proudly served the communities along
the Red Clay Creek. What started as a
for-profit transportation route for freight
and passengers, has become one of Delaware's
leading tourist attractions and a popular choice
for birthday parties, weddings and family reunions.
Now in our 49th year of tourist service, the
Wilmington & Western continues to delight children of all ages.
We invite you to ride our rails and see for yourself just how much fun
an old-fashioned train ride can be.
Photo: Andy Gwiazda
The Wilmington & Western Railroad was chartered in 1867 to move goods between the mills along the Red Clay Creek and the Port of Wilmington.
Our historic locomotives and cars each have their own story to tell, and in many cases, that story is well over 80
See the route your train will follow as it meanders along the bucolic Red Clay Creek.
Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, we now have an operating B&O semaphore at Greenbank Station.