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Experience the ride of your life!


This is your opportunity to ride in the locomotive cab with the Engineer and the crew during a round-trip excursion. During the ride, you’ll get to experience what railroading is like from the cab of the locomotive and view all of the equipment that our engineer and crew use!

This is a unique adventure and a lifelong memory. Available on most of our excursions and
limited availability to one cab rider per excursion departure time.
Reserve your e-Tickets early. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Walk up e-tickets for this adventure that may be available on the day of your visit, availability permitting. Check with any Gift Shop Associate upon your arrival.

Locomotive Cab Rides Are Not Available At This Time


  • Cab Rider MUST be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • No more than one (1) rider in the cab at any one time.
  • Cab Rider must be able to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs without assistance and without the aid of an assisting device.
  • The use of a digital camera for photography is permitted, however, only when the train is stopped and the Engineer gives permission to do so.
  • All mobile phones must be TURNED OFF.
  • No self-contained breathing equipment (oxygen) or service animals.
  • All riders must wear proper clothing (shorts, skirts, and tank tops are not permitted). Full-length slacks or jeans are required.
  • No open-toed shoes (sandals, flip flops, etc.) or high heels.
  • Cab rides may not be available on some departures.
  • Your safety and the safety of all passengers and crew aboard the train is our number one priority. 
  • Our engine crew’s primary responsibility is to operate the train safely and efficiently. While engineers and conductors are free to converse with you at their discretion, there are important duties they must attend to, without becoming distracted. Riders must carefully and completely follow all instructions from the engine crew. Failure to do so will force the crew to stop the train and remove the cab rider from the locomotive cab without exception.
  • Climbing into the cab requires strength, balance, and agility using both arms and both legs. Stairs are open metal grates. Steel decking surfaces may be slippery or uneven. The sensation of motion within the locomotive cab is different than aboard a passenger rail car. 
  • Riders may find space in the locomotive compact and confining. Diesel fuel, coal-burning smell and exhaust fumes, horns, bells, and mechanical noises are part of the sensory experience riders must be prepared for. 
  • All terms and conditions are subject to change without liability and notice. 


For the best experience and reservation options, please reserve Online.

To Reserve by Phone:
Contact our Call Center at 215-862-2332.
Call Center hours of operation: 7 Days per week, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Disclaimer: Because of the nature of operating heritage equipment, motive power is subject to change without advance notice. We will work our hardest to make sure that doesn’t happen. The Railroad’s steam locomotive operations are primarily planned for weekends between Memorial Day and Halloween, 2020.



By purchasing an e-ticket(s) you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, do not complete this purchase. (We recommend you to print a copy of these Terms and Conditions and keep it with you)

COVID-19 Information:

  • A latent risk of exposure to Covid-19 is present where people gather in any public space. By visiting the New Hope Railroad it is understood that you as the guest assume any risk associated with exposure to Covid-19. Guests of the New Hope Railroad are invitees to private property and, as such, are required to follow all of our policies. We are taking enhanced actions through sanitation and social distancing measures to ensure the highest level of customer safety and satisfaction. We will operate according to CDC best practices available at the time of the trip. Please do your part to help keep each other safe and healthy. To view our full COVID-19 Statement, please visit our web site at: newhoperailroad.com/covid-19

Reservations & E-Ticketing:

  • Advance online reservations are required. Onsite e-ticket sales are not available.
  • Payment in full at booking by major credit card is required to finalize a reservation. You may not reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure time, with no exceptions. 
  • e-Ticket fares are subject to a 9% Online Processing Fee.
  • e-Tickets will be sent to the email used at the time of purchase as a PDF attachment.
  • e-Tickets must be printed and presented to a train crew member prior to boarding the train for validation purposes.
  • e-Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed.
  • Rates, times, dates are subject to change without notice.
  • All excursions, trains, and events are subject to availability.
  • There are a limited number of e-Tickets available each day during this event. 

Cancellation Policy: 

  • The New Hope Railroad has a no refund policy for bookings. No exceptions. 

Important Information: 

  • If you have had any surgery recently or are suffering from any physical condition that could limit you physically (i.e. back pain), you should contact us by phone before making your reservation. 
  • The New Hope Railroad will make every effort to accommodate clients with special needs and requiring assistance. Nevertheless, you should contact us by phone prior to booking in order to clarify the nature of the assistance you would require and ensure such needs can be met.
  • The New Hope Railroad assumes no liability for lost or stolen items.
  • Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the New Hope Railroad reserves the right, without liability and notice, to cancel and/or otherwise modify the schedule, fares, times, dates, routing, motive power, equipment, and/or seat selection on any excursion, train and/or event whenever, in its judgment, circumstances warrant.
  • The New Hope Railroad is not responsible for a lack of sufficient capacity or adverse weather conditions that prevent operations.
  • You agree that the Excursion/Event  (the “Event”) for which you purchased e-tickets and/or attended is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the Event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the event. You hereby irrevocably grant permission to the New Hope Railroad and/or their assigns to use, copy, display, distribute, exhibit, and utilize your name, image, digital image, likeness, acts, poses, voice, appearance, movements, and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmissions, exhibition, publication or reproduction of same, including at the Event (regardless of whether before, during or after the event) for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context is now known or hereafter developed without further authorization from or any compensation to you or anyone acting or entitled to act on your behalf.
  • All images on this website are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the products, equipment, motive power, and/or services offered during events, excursions, and/or trains. The New Hope Railroad reserves the right to change images and specifications at any time without liability and notice.
  • Boarding by fare class may occur.

Important Things To Remember: 

  • Convenient onsite parking is available at the New Hope Train Station for an additional fee.
  • We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled event/excursion time.
  • Smoking is prohibited onboard the train and at all stations.