The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad (NH&I) have been delighting visitors since August 1966 and have maintained a loyal following. Their presence in the center of New Hope is amazingly convenient and reminds many of a time when railroads were a focal point of town. Hearing the wail of a train whistle flowing throughout the town gives New Hope an added charm that many other former railroad villages sorely lack (Provincetown, MA, Wilmington, VT, Lake Geroge, NY).
The lovingly restored station, locomotives and Pullman cars are clean and pristine. The gift shop is also a decent size and carries nice trinkets. If funds are not too tight, go for the $25 First Class, air conditioned car. The 45-minute New Hope-Lahaska round trip is long enough to delight kids without boring the parents too much. Longer trips cover the entire line to Ivyland, where NH&I connects with SEPTA's Warminster line into Center City Philadelphia.
If the Strasburg Railroad is too far a hike, the NH&I will more than suffice.
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