EQUIPMENT

A trip on the Wilmington & Western will take you back to a time when the steam locomotive ruled the rails. You'll travel in antique passenger coaches pulled by one of our coal-burning steam locomotives or an early-generation diesel locomotive. Some trains feature our historic self-propelled Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar, where you can relax in plush seats surrounded by a polished wood interior. Regardless of how you travel, you and your family will experience early 20th century railroading at its best.

Steam Locomotives

Steam Locomotives

Our steam locomotive fleet includes a 1907 0-6-0 switcher built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and a 1909 4-4-0 Alco American.

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Photo: Evan Schilling
Diesel Locomotives

Diesel Locomotives

The majority of our trains are pulled by one of our early-generation diesel locomotives, one of which has spent its entire life in the Red Clay Valley.

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Photo: Bill Monaghan Jr.
Doodlebug

Doodlebug

Part locomotive, part passenger coach, our 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar is our most unique piece of equipment.

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Photo: Evan Schilling
 
 
Passenger Cars

Passenger Cars

Our former Lackawanna and Pennsylvania Railroad coaches will give you a front row seat to the splendor of the Red Clay Valley.

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Photo: Andy Gwiazda
Cabooses

Cabooses

Learn the history of our little red cabooses and why they were so important to the railroaders who once used them.

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Photo: Tommy Gears
 

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