A proposed excursion train through the farmlands and small towns of Worcester County could help draw tourists and businesses during the off-peak season.
As reported on Delmarva Now:
A proposed excursion railroad could generate $17 million in annual economic impact and add 472 jobs in Worcester County, a new report suggests. And much of that business would happen in the fall and early winter, helping to shore up the so-called “shoulder season” that follows the busiest tourism months.
“We’re not trying to divert people off the beach,” said Randy Gustafson, vice president of operations for Stone Consulting, the report’s author. “We’re just trying to leverage the resources the county already has for a longer season.”
For many riders, the novelty of being on a train is excitement enough. But he expects more than half of the ticket sales to be generated from October through December during special events, namely a Halloween-themed ride and another based on the children’s book and movie “The Polar Express.”
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