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West Chester Railroad

Countryside tour in restored railroad

West Chester Railroad

West Chester Railroad Credit: courtesy of Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau


On Sundays, Memorial Day through Christmas, take your seat on a vintage rail car for a seven-mile, 90-minute roundtrip ride through the Brandywine countryside. You’ll spot wildlife one minute and a nostalgic trip through a small town the next.

Pack a lunch and have a picnic at Glen Mills and catch the next return train. Or enjoy a snack in the Snack Bar Car, a restored baggage car. After the train arrives at its Glen Mills destination, tour the restored Victorian station, now a museum with railroad and historic artifacts.

Take a nostalgic trip and ride the rails on West Chester Railroad’s restored rail cars, some dating back to the 1920s. Departing from historic West Chester, the train winds through small towns and rolling countryside at a pace that allows you to snap pix of deer, foxes and other wildlife that you can spot along the route. Groups can charter the Dining Car for parties and special events.


The all-volunteer railroad is always looking for helpers.

Come Prepared

Wheelchairs can be accommodated but you should make advance arrangements.

Don’t Miss

The West Chester Railroad celebrates special events throughout the season — including the 150th anniversary of the first train through West Chester in November 2008. Visit West Chester Railroad to learn more!

Outsider’s Tip

The side of the train facing west offers the most scenic views of the countryside.


200 E. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 430-2233

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