JOURNEY BACK IN TIME

Through a series of train rides, explore the many reasons why the original Wilmington & Western was built to serve the Red Clay Valley and beyond. You will learn about the railroad’s rich history and how we came to be through narratives and visits to sites along the line where it all began. Travel back to the years following the Civil War where a vision became a reality that still survives today. This year’s Journey Back in Time excursion will be the first in the series. This event is not recommended for children.

This departure is powered by our 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad Doodlebug railcar.

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Journey Back in Time
Harman McDonald's Mill, Home & Barn as seen in 1895 (currently known as Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm).
Photo: The Charles S. Philips Collection

SCHEDULE

DEPARTURE DATE

Saturday, September 12


DEPARTURE TIME

10:00 AM

FARES

COACH SEATING

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Adults:

$22

Seniors (60+):

$22

CABOOSE RENTAL

Not available for this event.

PARLOR CAR 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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