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Service Alert - Santa's Express - Sun. 12/4/16

The 11AM and 1PM trains are SOLD OUT. The 3PM train has a very limited number of tickets available and is likely to sell out. Many tickets still remain for the 5PM train. Please remember that online sales shut off at midnight on the day of the event. Any remaining tickets are sold at our ticket window only on a first come, first serve basis. Please plan accordingly.

Thank you.
Updated: Sun Dec 4, 2016 5:00AM

Welcome to the West Chester Railroad!

A tourist railroad along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We offer a variety of nostalgic 90 minute train trips. Throughout the year, West Chester Railroad offers many different special events for our riders. Join in the fun!

Our railroad is 100% volunteer operated.

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:: Upcoming Events ::

Santa's Express
November 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures on Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18


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. After our short stay at Glen Mills, passengers will board the train and return to West Chester. All passengers receive treats from Santa! Hot chocolate and other refreshments are available for purchase at our snack bar.

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!: 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 - $23.00
Children (ages 2-12) - $17.00
Toddlers (9mo 23mo) - $7.00


Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Christmas Tree Train
Sun Nov 27
Dec 4 & 11
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM


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 pick your tree, Wiggins will bundle and tag it. Your tree will then be placed onto our flat car, which will be in tow on our train. At 9:45 AM, passengers will then board the train and be brought back to West Chester where you will be assisted in off loading your Christmas trees. 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 off load trees from the train, but it is your responsibility to make sure trees are secured for transportation.

Adults - $20.00
Children (2-12) - $15.00
Toddlers under 2 ride free!


Read our Frequently Asked Questions section.




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