Delaware Train Rides
Amtrak's 135mph Acela Express operates between Washington and New York, as part of the Amtrak's Northeast Corridor .
Norfolk Southern maintains 203 route miles as part of it's Cresent Corridor.
With nearly 90 trains a day running through the state, it makes for some exciting trainspotting.
The Wilmington & Western Railroad offers the only scenic train ride excursions in Delaware.
A total of 6 steam locomotives reside in Delaware.
Delaware's first railroad was the New Castle & Frenchtown Railroad, which began in 1832. Wilmington's Amtrak station along with the adjacent former Pennsylvania Railroad office building and freight station comprise the largest existing concentration of railroad structures in the country.
Photo courtesy of Michael Biehn
A 10 mile round trip steam train ride on the Wilmington & Western will take you back to a time when the steam locomotive ruled the rails. You'll travel in antique passenger coaches pulled by either a coal-burning steam locomotive or an early-generation diesel locomotive. Some train rides feature the historic self-propelled Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar, where you can relax in plush seats surrounded by a polished wood interior. Regardless of how you travel, you and your family will experience early 20th Century railroading at its best. Engine # 98 was built in 1907 and is the only operating 4-4-0 east of the Mississippi. The 1909 Alco Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic RR 0-6-0, No. 58, also pulls scenic train rides. Directions.