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 PRR office building and freight station comprise the largest existing concentration of railroad structures in the country.
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.