Soldiers & Trains
Sun October 20 | 12PM & 2:30PM
Great Pumpkin Express
October 26 & 27 | 11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Fall Foliage Express
Sept, Oct, & Nov | 12PM & 2PM
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Soldiers and Trains - SPECIAL EVENT
Sun Oct 20
12PM & 2:30PM

Ride our vintage train to Glen Mills, PA where you can see reenactors showcasing soldiers in uniform from World War II. Take a closer look at the different types of guns and equipment and how it evolved.

Onboard the trip, author Ken Springirth will be giving short presentations on the importance of railroads during the war. Many of his books will be on sale at Glen Mills station during this event. Ken is the author of many railroad books, inlcuding the popular "Images of Rail" books. He will be answering questions and signing books at Glen Mills station.

A fun and informative trip. Approximately 2 hours in length.

Adults - $15.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $13.00
Under 2 ride free!

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Fall Foliage Express
Sun Sept 29
Oct 6, 13
Nov 2, 3, 9, 10
12PM & 2PM

Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the picturesque Chester Creek Valley from our train as we take you on a 90 minute journey back in time to the village of Glen Mills and return.

Adults - $15.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $13.00
Under 2 ride free!

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Great Pumpkin Express
Sat & Sun Oct 26 & 27
11AM, 1PM, 3PM

Join us for a Fall train ride and get ready for Halloween. Kids and parents are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes! Treats will be given to children during our short layover at the historic Glen Mills station. While at Glen Mills riders will be able to choose a small 6 inch pumpkin to take home! Riders of all ages will be able to enjoy the fall foliage along the Chester Creek Valley during the 90-minute journey to Glen Mills and back. A fun event for the whole family to enjoy!

Adults - $25.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $18.00
Under 2 ride free!

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West Chester History Train
Sun Nov 10
2PM only

Join us for an interactive guided train ride that will showcase the rich history our railroad has to offer. Passengers will ride on our dining during a regularly scheduled train and on board narration will be provided by WCRHA historian Dave Walter. The train will be making a few short stops along our route where you will get a presentation about the history of that area. The train will layover at Glen Mills station for approximately 25 minutes before returning to West Chester. We will make a photo stop along the way to give passengers a chance to disembark the train and take photos. This is an intimate trip and tickets are very limited. Be sure to grab them before they are gone!

Adults - $20.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $15.00
Under 2 ride free!

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Recent News
Santa's Express dates:
Nov 23, 24, 29, 30
Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
*Tickets go on sale in November

Christmas Tree Train dates:
Dec 1, 8, 15
*Tickets go on sale in November

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The West Chester Railroad is a tourist railroad along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in Pennsylvania. We are conveniently located 45 minutes outside Philadelphia. We offer a variety of nostalgic 90 minute train trips and special events throughout the year. Join in the fun!

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Phone: (610) 430-2233
230 E. Market St.
West Chester, PA 19380

West Chester Railroad, 2019