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West Chester Railroad, West Chester

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4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • I love taking my kids here on Sunday afternoons. They always enjoy it and love the picnic area. The staff is friendly and enjoy what they do. 
  • The restored trains are pretty neat, and the ride is nice. Just beautiful scenery and a leisurely trip out and back. Bring a picnic lunch and relax. 
  • It was really fun to spend a couple of hours on the old train that crosses the Chester Creek Valley in the company of delightful volunteers become cabin crew. The old coaches retain their charm and slow walk in the Green Valley is very pleasant. On board you can buy sandwiches and drinks. Glen Mills station there is a picnic area to eat your own food and you can also visit the old station complete with period furniture.
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  • I love trains and was really looking forward to riding this train as it was the closest I could get to riding the old Chester Creek line which was shut down back in the 70's and now partly converted to a walking trail. I have been on other trains like this in Boyertown PA and Lancaster PA area and both are leaps and bounds better then this, and cheaper too. West Chester railroad claims their cars are restored however they replaced all the windows with a foggy Plexiglas which is hard to see through. Some of the windows are broken and boarded up. The cars look about what I would expect from a car built in the 50's yet they claim the one I was in was built in 1932. The cars are heated with portable propane heaters, The Boyertown area train has the original wood stove heaters restored and working. There is no open air car like Lancaster and Boyertown has. There is a snack bar but to get to it I had to walk through 3 train cars and there is no place to sit so I had to carry my food back to where I was sitting. Over all I was less then impressed with what they had to offer and its really not worth the $22 ticket price.
  • We have done the Santa Express for the past 2 years. It is a fun train ride. Santa walks up and down the cars saying hi to the kids. You can get picture with Santa taken @ the Glen Mills station. They have musicians playing Xmas tunes. A snack car to get hot chocolate.
  • Choo choo all aboard they even have a Christmas train
  • Always lots of fun. Never had an issue with parking and its v. Close to downtown west chester
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