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.

Southampton Station. Formerly part of the Fox Chase – Newtown Line

 

The Southampton Train Station has been in various states of disrepair despite efforts to restore and save it. The Station is located in Upper Southampton. These photos are from between 2007 and 2009 or perhaps a bit earlier.

The SEPTA Fox Chase – Newtown line stopped at County Line, Southampton, Churchville, The George School and Newtown. It carried freight and passengers. 

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