Summer Picnic Special
Every Sun June 3 thru Sept 18 | 12PM only
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Summer Picnic Specials
Every Sunday June 5 to Sept 18
12PM only

Enjoy a relaxing 90 minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch or purchase lunch from our on board snack bar to have during our stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove.

Adults - $17
Children (2-12) - $15
Under 2 ride free!

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Special 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday September 25

We're excited to share the first details of our 25th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, September 25th! This FREE ADMISSION, all-day community event will feature all this and more!

  • Round-Trip Scenic Train Rides between Glen Mills: We're throwing back to our original ticket prices from 1997- $8 for adults and $4 for kids aged 2-12! Plus, WCRHA historian David Walter narrates the history of our railroad and points of interest along the Chester Creek. 90 minutes to 2 hours, departures at 12 and 2:30 PM.
  • Train Yard Tours: Take a shuttle train from Market Street station and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our railyard, where our volunteers maintain our locomotives, passenger cars, and track equipment. Pay-what-you-like for this 30 minute guided tour! All proceeds benefit the West Chester Railroad Heritage Association. Multiple trips throughout the day, times to be announced.
  • Locomotive Cab Tours: See the controls inside the cab and check out the powerful engine of one of our vintage diesel locomotives. FREE to all attendees!
  • Railroad Book Sale and History: Learn about the history of our railroad and purchase our full-color retrospective book, and other railroad history books! Proceeds benefit the West Chester Railroad Heritage Association.
We'll be making more announcements about attractions and festivities in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more!

Special 1997 Prices!
Adults - $8
Children (2-12) - $4
Under 2 ride free!

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Fall Foliage Express
Every Sunday
Oct 2, 9, 16 & Nov 6
12PM & 2PM

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

Adults - $20
Children (2-12) - $18
Under 2 ride free!

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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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