It’s Not The Destination, It’s The Journey

Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience on a vintage train, departing from our 1891 Witch’s Hat Train Station in the Center of New Hope, Pennsylvania.

On our Traditional Excursion, passengers will enjoy a 1 hour, round-trip train ride through scenic Buck’s County on the “New Hope Branch” route, which was originally part of the North-East Pennsylvania Railroad, later the Reading Railroad.

Passengers will ride aboard beautifully restored vintage (early 1900’s) passenger coaches while a narrator will provide you with interesting historical facts and stories of significant cultural locations along the route.
The train will travel to Lahaska, Pennsylvania where it will then change direction and return to New Hope.
A variety of seating options are available on our Tradition Excursions. Please check our schedule to see what options are offered on the date that you would like to join us. For an especially memorable experience, we suggest riding aboard our First Class parlor car.



  • Availability

    Operating Daily from December 26th through 31st, 2018 and Every Weekend during January 2019.
    See Schedule below for more details.

  • Departure Location

    New Hope Train Station, located at 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938.

  • Route

    New Hope, PA Train Station to Lahaska, PA Train Station and return. (Round-trip)

  • Duration

    The event is approximately 1 hour.

  • Motive Power

    December 2018
    Steam Locomotive @ 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm
    Vintage Diesel Locomotive @ 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm
    January 2019
    Vintage Diesel Locomotive @ 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2pm & 3 pm




  • Adult $29.99 (Age 12+)
  • Child $27.99 (Age 3-11)
  • Infant $4.99 (Age 0-2)
  • Our First Class is a luxurious climate controlled parlor car that has been restored to it’s original splendor offering a more private setting.
  • It has wooden tables and chairs, a full service bar, ceiling fans and rich mahogany woodwork.
  • The full service bar offers passengers beverage service (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and light snacks.
  • Seating is unreserved on a first come, first seated basis.
  • All passengers with First Class tickets receive one complimentary non-alcoholic beverage during their journey.




  • Adult $21.99 (Age 12+)
  • Child $19.99 (Age 3-11)
  • Infant $4.99 (Age 0-2)
  • Coach Class is our most affordable class. With comfortable padded, high-back, bench-style seats creating a great setting for families or large groups.
  • Seating is unreserved on a first come, first seated basis.
  • This car has no air conditioning and has windows that open for a nice breeze.
  • This car is heated in colder months.
  • Beverage service (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and light snacks are available on-board for purchase while you enjoy the journey.


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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

To Reserve Online:

Group Seating:
Every effort will be made to seat groups as close together as possible on the train. Please let us know your needs prior to boarding.

Important Information:

  • e-Ticket sales close 10 minutes prior to departure for this excursion.
  • Advance reservations are recommended, but not required.
  • If you have a reservation, your e-Ticket will be scanned as you board the train. You may also purchase e-tickets at the gift shop or ticket office up to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. If you forget your e-Ticket, we can print them for you, subject to verification.
  • e-Tickets are attached to your e-mail receipt and sent after purchase is complete.
  • e-Tickets must be presented to a train crew member prior to boarding the train.
  • e-Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • A processing fee is added to all orders. (Learn more here)
  • Rates, times, dates are subject to change.
  • All excursions are subject to availability.
  • Additional On-Site Parking fees may apply.
  • Boarding by fare class may occur.
  • Smoking is prohibited onboard the train and at all stations.
  • The railroad assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items.
  • The Railroad reserves the right, without liability and notice, to cancel and/or otherwise modify the schedule, routing and/or equipment on any excursion whenever, in its judgement circumstances warrant.

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Other excursions and/or events are available. Check out our complete train schedule to see all our options.

e-Ticket fares are subject to a 9% Processing Fee. Schedules are adhered to as closely as possible, but the New Hope & Ivyland 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 judgement, circumstances warrant. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive power affects your reservation. The railroad is not responsible for lack of sufficient capacity or adverse weather conditions that prevent operations. There are a limited number of e-Tickets available for each day during this event. If you have not pre-purchased tickets, please call 215-862-2332 before coming, as tickets may not be available. e-Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All excursions, trains and events are subject to availability. Boarding by class of ticket may occur. e-Tickets must be presented to a train crew member prior to boarding the train for validation purposes. Smoking is prohibited on board the train and at all stations. The railroad assumes no liability for lost or stolen items. Additional on-site parking fees apply.

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, no exceptions.

You agree that the TRADITIONAL EXCURSION event (the “Event”) for which you purchased 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 & Ivyland 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 transmission, 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 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 rights reserved. The TRADITIONAL EXCURSION event and all related characters and elements are trademarks of The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad.

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 & Ivyland Railroad reserves the right to change images and specifications at any time without liability and notice.

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of ingredients or nutritional information we provide nor liable for any adverse reactions caused by the products we offer. Please be advised that we prepare our foods in a commercial kitchen where cross-contact with food allergens is possible and where ingredient substitutions and recipe revisions are sometimes made. In addition, manufacturers of commercial foods we use may change their product formulation or consistency of ingredients at any time without notice. Accordingly, actual ingredients and nutritional content may vary and we cannot guarantee that any food item will be completely free of food allergens. To the extent you have any questions regarding ingredients of a particular food item, please contact our event planner for more information.

HEALTH WARNING: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.

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