Trains in Bucks County
The New Hope Railroad (Formerly the New Hope – Ivyland Railroad) runs from New Hope to Ivyland. The run a variety of vintage diesel engines on excursions. I’m not sure if they still run any steam engines (2019). They have some rolling stock in various places along the line. The stations at New Hope, Wycombe, Lahaska and Rushland remain. However, only the New Hope Station is Active. The Buckingham station still exists but is in a sad state of disrepair.
The Fox Chase – Newtown line has been defunct since a collision between a passenger train and tanker truck in Southampton. Some of the stations remain such as Southampton and Churchville. The Newtown Station is gone.
The freight and passenger stations remain in Quakertown.
There are freight yards in Morristown and in the area of the old Fairless Hills Steel Plant.
If you are looking for something new to do, the New Hope Railroad runs excursions from the historic station in New Hope. Their trains include Vintage diesel and steam engines and coaches. For most of the year the trains are pulled by the diesels. However, they have been running steam excursions such as their Santa’s Steam Spectacular.Continue reading
A video of engine 2198 leaving the station on a rainy day in May 2015Continue reading No tags for this post.
A few thousand square feet of sandpaper and a couple of hundred gallons of paint and it should be ‘good as new’.Continue reading No tags for this post.
Engine 5843 is a diesel that has seen better days and is sidelined, at least for now.Continue reading No tags for this post.
The Buckingham Valley Station was a stop on the New Hope Railroad Line. It is no longer an active station.Continue reading No tags for this post.
An old diesel engine on a siding on the New Hope Railroad line.Continue reading No tags for this post.
I came across Engine 7087 at night in the New Hope Station in September 2016.Continue reading No tags for this post.
Here are some miscellaneous shots of engines, cars and parts in the yard as of July 2018. Some have definitely seen better days.Continue reading No tags for this post.