Trains in Bucks County
There are a number of Septa rail lines in Bucks County although the commuter trains really don’t excite rail fans.
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.
A video of engine 2198 leaving the station on a rainy day in May 2015Continue reading
A few thousand square feet of sandpaper and a couple of hundred gallons of paint and it should be ‘good as new’.Continue reading
Engine 5843 is a diesel that has seen better days and is sidelined, at least for now.Continue reading
The Buckingham Valley Station was a stop on the New Hope Railroad Line. It is no longer an active station.Continue reading
An old diesel engine on a siding on the New Hope Railroad line.Continue reading
I came across Engine 7087 at night in the New Hope Station in September 2016.Continue reading
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
Here are some items related to the New Hope Ivyland Railroad.