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.
Here are some items related to the New Hope Ivyland Railroad.
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.Continue reading No tags for this post.
A steam engine pulling a train out of the New Hope Railroad Station in 2004Continue reading No tags for this post.
Diesel engines and a passenger car with an observation platform at the New Hope Station.Continue reading
Photos from about 2007 of the Quakertown Passenger and Freight StationsContinue reading
The Rushland Train Station and Tracks with new photos from March 2018. The station has deteriorated significantly since 2007.Continue reading
The Wycombe Station was a stop on the New Hope Line. This photo was taken prior to 2007. The Station is restored now. It might be a private residence.Continue reading
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.,
The building that was once the Southampton Freight Station remains.