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Great Pumpkin Express - October 21 & 22

All Great Pumpkin Express trains scheduled for this weekend are sold out online. We will maintain a waiting list at the ticket window in the event that more seats become available. This waiting list is first come, first serve. You can only be placed on the waiting list in person at the ticket window (emails and phone calls are not accepted). Being placed on the waiting list does not guarantee seating. Please plan accordingly.

Thank you.

Updated: Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:30PM


Great Pumpkin Express
Sat & Sun Oct 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
12PM & 2PM

Join us on the West Chester Railroad for a Halloween themed ride. Kids and parents are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes! Treats will be given to children during our 20 minute layover at the historic Glen Mills station. While at Glen Mills riders will be be able to choose their own small pumpkin to take home! You can also choose to decorate your pumpkin with foam stickers! 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!

Adults - $22.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $16.00
Toddlers (9mo - 23mo) - $7.00
Under 9mo ride free!


Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.


Fall Foliage Express
Sundays Nov 5, 12
12PM & 2PM

See the beautiful fall foliage at it's peak! 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 - $15.00
Children (2-12) - $13.00
Under 2 ride free!


Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.


Santa's Express
November 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures on Dec 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
, 23

All aboard Santa's Express! Join Santa for a 90 minute journey on our heated decorated train through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills. Once at Glen Mills passengers can disembark and explore the historic station. There are plenty of photo opportunities on Santa's lap inside the station. All passengers receive treats from Santa!

Passengers will also enjoy the live music of Greg Wright and friends singing all of your favorite Christmas songs. They take requests so don't be shy!

PLEASE NOTE!: This event is extremely popular! Online ticket sales are cut off at midnight on the day of the event. Any unsold tickets will be available on that day at our ticket office on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive at the railroad 15 minutes prior to your departure. Seating is unreserved and groups that would like to sit together must board the train together.

Adults - $24.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $17.00
Toddlers (9mo 23mo) - $7.00
Under 9mo ride free!

Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.


Christmas Tree Train
Sun Nov 26
Dec 3 & 10
8:00 AM only

West Chester Railroad is again hosting it's popular Christmas Tree train this holiday season! We have partnered with Wiggins Tree Farm in West Chester, PA. The train will depart Market St station in West Chester, PA promptly at 8:00 AM. Once on board, passengers will enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. The train will arrive at Wiggins at approx 8:30 AM where passengers will disembark at the tree farm to go pick and cut your Christmas tree down. Once you've picked that perfect tree, it will be banded up, tagged, and placed on our flat car. At 9:45 AM, passengers will then board the train and be brought back to West Chester where your trees will be off loaded from the train. The entire event lasts about 2 hours. Don't miss this new spin on a classic holiday tradition! Seating is very limited so please order soon!

Visit www.wigginschristmastrees.com for additional information about the tree farm. All trees have the special price of $40 for all Tree Train ticket holders.

**Please note: Santa will NOT be on board this train. He is only on board our "Santa's Express" trains. Christmas Trees are purchased separately and are priced at the discretion of Wiggin's Tree Farm. Wiggins accepts only CASH for tree purchases. West Chester Railroad will have help on hand to load trees on to your car, but it is your responsibility to make sure trees are secured for transportation.

Adults - $21.00
Children (2-12) - $15.00
Toddlers under 2 ride free!


Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.

New Snack Bar Items!

There are some special items available for sale in the snack bar this fall! You can order a cup of Pumpkin Coffee, or hot apple cider to enjoy as you relax and look at our wonderful scenery. If you are a hungry, order a hot dog with sauerkraut. All three items will be available for a limited time during our Fall Foliage and Great Pumpkin trains.

We now include a vegetarian option to our menu! We have added veggie dogs, and will continue to offer them through the end of the year. Your patronage of the snack bar helps support the various restoration and other projects at the West Chester Railroad.


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.
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