AUTUMN LEAF SPECIAL

As of October 12, all Autumn Leaf Special trains will be powered by diesel locomotive.
Our steam locomotive will return to service as soon as it is able to do so. We apologize for this unexpected motive power change, and thank you for your understanding.

Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. We offer two different excursions for leaf-peepers to enjoy, but whichever ride you choose, be sure to bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer!

MT. CUBA PICNIC GROVE 1½-hour round-trip
On weekends and select weekdays, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover at our secluded grove along the banks of the Red Clay Creek. You can pack a picnic lunch (or purchase food and drinks at Greenbank Station) to enjoy during the stop. If you don't want to get off at Mt. Cuba, you can remain on the train and we'll take you further up the line to view even more Autumn colors.

HOCKESSIN 2½-hour round-trip
On our trips to Hockessin, you'll travel the entire length of the railroad (a 17-mile round-trip) to the town of Hockessin. You'll spend a ½-hour layover in Hockessin, where you can browse the local shops or purchase food for the return trip from one of several eateries near the tracks.

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Reservation Policy

THIS EVENT HAS ASSIGNED SEATING
Seating Policy

Autumn Leaf Special
Photo: Stephen Rogers

SCHEDULE


There are no more dates for this event this year.
See you next year!

FARES

COACH SEATING (TO MT. CUBA)

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Adults:

$18

Seniors (60+):

$17

Children (2-12):

$16

Children (under 2):

FREE

COACH SEATING (TO HOCKESSIN)

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Adults:

$21

Seniors (60+):

$20

Children (2-12):

$19

Children (under 2):

FREE

CABOOSE RENTAL

Groups of 15-20 people can rent one of our red cabooses to have a private party aboard the train. Learn more about caboose rentals

To Mt. Cuba:

$300

To Hockessin:

$375

PARLOR CAR RENTAL

Larger groups (between 20 and 40 people) can rent our Parlor Car to have a private party aboard the train. The Parlor Car is a larger space with plenty of room to set up food and beverages for your party. Learn more about renting the Parlor Car.

To Mt. Cuba:

$550

To Hockessin:

$650

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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