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.
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