Railway Day for MDA

Join us for an afternoon of train rides, food trucks, a beer garden and more as we support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and all they do to help those with muscle-debilitating diseases. ALL PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES, TRAIN SPONSORSHIPS AND CAB RIDES WILL GO TO MDA!

You'll travel through the scenic Red Clay Valley aboard our vintage train on a 1½-hour round-trip ride to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll have a ½-hour to enjoy a picnic lunch or simply admire the natural beauty of the Red Clay Creek. Or, you can remain aboard the train and we'll take you farther up the line to the towns of Ashland and Yorklyn. There will also be fun, family activities at the station, plus a beer garden provided by Twin Lakes Brewing Company, as well as a variety of food trucks will be on site.

This departure is powered by one of our historic first-generation diesel locomotives.


FOOD TRUCKS & ACTIVITIES

The following trucks are expected to attend:
Dino’s Ice Cream
WiLDWiCH Cafe
Tacos La Palma
Plus...
Kids can have their face painted courtesy of Stacey’s Face Painting.
Chuckles the Clown will be making balloon animals and entertaining attendees.
The New Mix 99.5 WJBR will be providing music and entertainment.

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Meet Our Ambassador

MEET OUR AMBASSADOR

Jaxson is from Carneys Point, NJ, and loves the Philadelphia Flyers!

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IAFF Local 4417 New Castle County Uniformed Firefighters
MDA

OUR PARTNERSHIP

The Wilmington & Western is proud to partner with IAFF Local 4417 New Castle County Uniformed Firefighters to support the MDA of Philadelphia and Delaware.

MDA works to fund research to advance treatments and cures for a variety of muscle-debilitating diseases. They strive to care for the kids and adults who must live with these life-threatening diseases and they champion for the services and support that families need to cope.

CAN'T ATTEND THIS EVENT?
Show your love for MDA and all they do by making a donation now.
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SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE:

September 8


DEPARTURE TIMES:

12:30 & 2:30 PM


FOOD TRUCKS & ACTIVITIES:

Greenbank Station Parking Lot
11:30 AM to 4:30 PM

FARES

COACH SEATING

HRCV Member Fares are not available for this event.

Adults:

$15

Seniors (60+):

$15

Children (2-12):

$15

Children (under 2):

FREE


OPEN-AIR SEATING

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.

Add $1 to each of the above fares.

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INAUGURAL PRESENTING SPONSOR



MDA




SPONSORSHIPS

PARLOR CAR SPONSOR (2 Available)

$1,000

  • Recognition as sponsor in local event emails and social media posts

  • Company logo on event signage

  • 15 train tickets and use of the Parlor Car, plus complimentary snacks and beverages


CABOOSE SPONSOR (4 Available)

$750

  • Recognition as sponsor in local event emails and social media posts

  • Company logo on event signage

  • 20 train tickets and use of a private caboose, plus complimentary snacks and water


DIESEL ENGINE SPONSOR (4 Available)

$250

  • Social media post before and after event

  • Four regular train tickets plus a one-way ride in the diesel locomotive cab with the engineer

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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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