PIEDMONT PROSPECTOR

Explore the geologic history of the Delaware Appalachian Piedmont, which contains rock dating from 440 million back to 1.2 billion years ago. Delaware Geologic Survey scientist William "Sandy" Schenck, P.G., will lead you on a 4-hour round-trip tour up the line and will discuss how these rocks were created. Several stops will be made along the trip to get up close with geology. You'll even have an opportunity to pan for garnets in the Red Clay Creek!

This event is powered by our 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar.

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Reservation Policy

Piedmont Prospector
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SCHEDULE

DEPARTURE DATES:

April 28
September 22


DEPARTURE TIME:

12:30 PM

FARES

COACH SEATING

HRCV Member Fares are not available for this event.

Adults:

$22

Seniors (60+):

$22

Children (2-12):

$22

Children (under 2):

FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL

Not available for this event.

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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.

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