DID YOU KNOW...
The Wilmington & Western is the 7th oldest standard gauge heritage railroad in North America and is the oldest tourist railroad operated entirely by volunteers.
In 1983 the Wilmington & Western had nine steam locomotives in its motive power stable, in addition to a "fireless cooker" and a Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 electric locomotive.
While the B&O discontinued steam passenger service on the Landenberg Branch in 1930, the final steam passenger trip occurred on the line in 1949.
In 1922 the Landenberg Branch was host to the first test run of a prototype self-propelled passenger car, the precursor to the "doodlebugs".