Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. If you don't want to de-train at the picnic grove, you can stay aboard and our train will take you another two miles to the town of Ashland. Our Mt. Cuba Meteor is a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon with family or friends.

This event is powered by either our first-generation diesel locomotive or our historic 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar. If motive power is important to you, click the "Purchase Tickets" button below and select "Mt. Cuba Meteor - Diesel" or "Mt. Cuba Meteor - Doodlebug" as your event. Then advance through each calendar month to see the dates of operation.

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Mt. Cuba Meteor
Photo: Mike Ciosek



April 8, 15, 22 & 29
May 6, 20, 27 & 28
June 3, 9, 23, 24 & 30*
Most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in July & August, plus July 4, 28* and August 25*
September 2, 3, 8, 9, 23, 29* & 30
October 6 & 7
November 11
* Indicates a 12:30 departure only - the 2:30 departure on these days goes to Hockessin as the Hockessin Flyer


12:30 & 2:30 PM



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Seniors (60+):


Children (2-12):


Children (under 2):



Choose our open-air car, and you'll enjoy wide-open windows and side-facing seats for a panoramic view of the scenery. This seating option cannot be purchased online. You can upgrade to this car when picking up or purchasing tickets at the station.

This car is NOT available when our 1929 railcar pulls the train.

Add $1 to each of the above fares.


Groups of 20-25 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Learn more about caboose rentals

This car is NOT available when our 1929 railcar pulls the train.


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All trains operate rain or shine. The railroad reserves the right to substitute coaches and/or motive power as operating conditions demand and to make modifications to the schedule without prior notice. We have limited accessibility for handicapped persons. All buildings have wheelchair ramps and we have a wheelchair lift to board the train at Greenbank Station. However, there is no wheelchair lift available at any of our stops, including the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove and Hockessin. Train doorways are only 24-inches wide and there is limited space for wheelchair storage on the train.