A tour of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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.

The New Hope Railroad

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. 

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