Southampton Train Station 2020
The old Southampton Train Station is really beginning to show signs of deterioration.
There was a group, the Southampton Railroad Station Society, that was trying to save the station but little, progress has been made. The lower roof has been covered. The tracks have been removed to make way for a trail.
Below is the station as it appeared in January 2020. The tracks are gone and the sign for the Southampton Railroad Society is fading. The old lamps remain. The siding has many missing shingles.
The tracks in front of the station were removed around 2019. The ties remain for now.
The History of the Station
The Southampton Station, built in 1892, was a passenger station on the Newtown – Fox Chase Line. From Fox Chase, you could board trains to Philadelphia. The Southampton Freight Station was located across Second Street Pike.
Service on the line was discontinued about a year after a fiery, fatal accident at the Second Street Crossing in 1982.
Additional Reading and Resources
- Our photos of the Southampton Train Station circa 2007 – 2009
- Wiki article
- Rails to Trails on the old Newtown-Fox Chase line
- Newtown Trail
- Southampton Station. Formerly part of the Fox Chase – Newtown Line
- The SEPTA Churchville Train Station (Private)
- The SEPTA Newtown Train Station (Defunct)
- The Rushland train station on the New Hope Line
- Southampton Freight Station
- The Quakertown Freight and Passenger Stations
- The Wycombe Train Station on the New Hope Line
- Lahaska Railroad Station