SUMMER EVENTS

Pack your picnic basket and escape the city heat by riding our train to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Or celebrate the 4th of July with a train ride and fireworks show. Trains depart the station every weekend (as well as Fridays in July and August), so there are plenty of opportunities to take the kids on a scenic train ride they won't soon forget!



EXCURSION TRAINS

Our weekend excursion trains to Mt. Cuba, Ashland or Hockessin give you and your family a chance to slow down after a hectic week and spend some quality time together. And the best part is that you get to do it while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Red Clay Valley.

Mt. Cuba Meteor
Photo: Mike Ciosek

MT. CUBA METEOR

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip ride to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy during the ½-hour layover along the banks of the Red Clay Creek.

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Hockessin Flyer
Photo: Jeff Hammaker

HOCKESSIN FLYER

Relax aboard our train as we take you on a 2½-hour round-trip ride along the entire length of our railroad to the town of Hockessin.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

If you're looking for something unique, why not try one of our many Special Event Trains? We have a variety of trains to choose from, including beer trains, holiday-themed trains, plus good, old-fashioned family fun trains.

Brews On Board
Photo: Mike Ciosek

BREWS ON BOARD

Local craft brews are served aboard our train for your tasting pleasure on a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip through the valley. MUST BE 21+ TO RIDE.

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NEW FOR 2020!
Dog Days of Summer
Photo: Photography by Ro

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Meet adoptable dogs and enjoy a hotdog lunch - a portion of each fare will go to local "no kill" animal shelters.

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Father's Day Special
Photo: Andy Gwiazda

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL

Dads love trains, so bring him out for a ride through the Red Clay Valley on our historic train. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy with Dad at our picnic grove.

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Fireworks Express
Photo: Oren B. Helbok

FIREWORKS EXPRESS

Park at our Greenbank Station and our train will take you directly into Hockessin for the July 4th Fireworks - it's a fun, family event at an affordable price.

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NEW FOR 2020!
Hogwarts Express

HOGWARTS EXPRESS

Now departing from Platform 9¾ is a magical train ride with your favorite wizards and witch.

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Princess Express
Photo: Sew Classy Princess Parties

PRINCESS EXPRESS

This year’s special guests include the Little Mermaid and her Sailor Prince, the Arabian Princess, Sleeping Beauty and the Hawaiian Princess!

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Railroading Summer Camp
Photo: Mike Ciosek

RAILROADING SUMMER CAMP

Enroll your 9- through 13-year-old in our one-day Railroading Summer Camp where they'll learn about the fascinating world of railroading.

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School & Day Camp Trains
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SCHOOL & DAY CAMP TRAINS

The story of the railroad and its impact on life in the Red Clay Valley is told to the young railroaders aboard for this leisurely train ride. This event is also open to all.

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NEW FOR 2020!
Spirits Trains
Photo: Painted Stave Distilling

SPIRITS TRAINS

Sip on cocktails mixed by Painted Stave Distilling and paired with food from a variety of local establishments.

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Super Hero Express
Photo: Mike Ciosek

SUPERHERO EXPRESS

Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther and Leonardo the Ninja Turtle jump straight out of the comics to ride our rails. All are invited to dress in their favorite superhero costume!

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NEW FOR 2020!
Wine & Cheese Express

WINE & CHEESE EXPRESS

Enjoy fine wines from Harvest Ridge Winery paired with cheese by Chesapeake Gold Farms.

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