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.

New Hope Ivyland Railroad Train Station in New Hope PA

The New Hope Ivyland Station is the main station for the New Hope Ivyland Railroad. (now known as the New Hope Railroad) This is a scenic railroad that runs excursions to Lahaska. The picturesque passenger station is featured on countless photos and paintings of New Hope. There are two freight stations behind the passenger station.

Some of the indoor and outdoor seating at the Triumph Brewery provides an excellent view of the station and trains. 

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The SEPTA Churchville Train Station (Private)

The SEPTA Fox Chase – Newtown line terminated in Newtown, Pa. The line has been inactive for years. The line stopped at County Line, Southampton, Churchville, The George School and Newtown. It carried freight and passengers.

The Churchville Station is now a private residence. ,

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The SEPTA Newtown Train Station (Defunct)

The SEPTA  Fox Chase – Newtown line terminated in Newtown, Pa. The line has been inactive for years.  The line stopped at County Line, Southampton, Churchville, The George School and Newtown. It carried freight and passengers.

The Newtown train station wasn’t much more than a small shed. It was the end of the line for the Fox Chase – Newtown Line.,

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