Upcoming Events

 

Below are a few of the many special events hosted by the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad. Click on an event for more details.

 

Wildflower Express Train

Adults and children will love to ride on the open air car* as they enjoy the scenic surroundings with an unobstructed, wide-open view of the Bucks County countryside. Once onboard, enjoy the live narration, reflecting the many interesting facts and happenings along our rails, the train will slow at a certain point on your ride and the conductor will instruct the children where to throw their seeds. The children may return during the month of August and September to see their Wildflowers bloom!

The children's ticket for this ride will include a "Wildflower Express Package" which includes the following:
• A small bag of wildflower seeds
• Wildflower coloring book and crayons
• Word Search
• Educational flyer about Wildflowers
• Certificate of Beautification from the Railroad
• 10% Off Coupon for Gift Shop Purchase
• FREE Return Coach Hourly Excursion Child Ticket with a wildflower seed packet.

Frequently asked questions:
" Train will be available for boarding approximately 5 minutes before departure time
" Trains depart promptly according to the posted timetable.
" Cash bar and snacks are available onboard the train
" Professional photos will be available onboard the train.
" Restrooms are available at the New Hope train Station
" Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply)
" Smoking is not permitted onboard the train
" Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
" Trains will operate during inclement weather

* The Railroad reserves the right to alter schedules, substitute rolling stock and/or motive power as operating conditions demand.

Song & Story Hour Trains

Join us for the ultimate Song & Story experience. Enjoy a 45 minute scenic train ride in our air-conditioned First Class Car with a live storyteller featuring award winning children's stories. Each child and toddler fare includes a snack and juice.

All adult ticket fares include a complimentary soft drink.

Frequently asked questions:
" Train will be available for boarding approximately 5 minutes before departure time
" Trains depart promptly according to the posted timetable.
" Cash bar and snacks are available onboard the train
" Restrooms are available at the New Hope train Station
" Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply)
" Smoking is not permitted onboard the train
" Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.

Murder Mystery Dinner Trains

The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad and Act 1 Productions bring you another season of mystery on the rails. An edge-of-your-seat, whodunit evening of suspense and comedy!


The wild cast of Act 1 Productions is at it again with new acts for 2015!

Food, fun, great staff, a rolling ride through the country and the antics of Act 1 Productions, all combined to give you and your family a great night out!

Ticket prices includes:
· Two-hour round trip, train ride to Buckingham Valley, PA.
· Three course meal.
· Interactive dining experience with Act 1 Productions, Murder Mystery show.
· Coffee services, all taxes

Ticket prices: $98.95 per person
(Railroad Seating) Passengers may be seated with other guests at a table of four.

$125.00 per person (Private Seating - table for two) Passengers are guaranteed a private table for two.

2015 dates are as follows:
June 5th
July 17th
August 14th
September 18th
November 6th

Menu: Three Course Meal

Salad: Served with Dinner Rolls
Mesculan greens, with goat cheese, dried cranberries, red onion, mandarin oranges, and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Entrees: Choose One
Lemon and Rosemary Chicken
Pork Tenderloin with a Cranberry Compote
Three Cheese Ravioli in a Brown Butter Sage and Walnut Sauce

All Entrees are accompanied with A Seasonal Vegetable, and Roasted Potatoes

Dessert:
Cheesecake with Seasonal Fruit Topping

Frequently asked questions:
· Train will be available for boarding at 7:00pm
· Train departs promptly at 7:30pm and returns to New Hope at 9:30pm
· All taxes are included in ticket fare.
· Cash bar is available onboard the train.
· Dressy casual attire is suggested.
· Professional photos will be available onboard the train.
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable.
*Tickets are not mailed and will be available for pick up in our Gift Shop upon arrival

*The railroad reserves the right to alter schedules and substitute equipment as operating conditions demand.


Sunday Brunch Trains

Brunch Trains return to the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, on select Sundays at 10:30 am. Enjoy a leisurely ride along our historic rails, in our fully restored antique dining car from the 1920's while enjoying freshly prepared breakfast entrees and beverages.

The train is available for boarding at 10:30 am, with the first course. Brunch continues with your departure from the New Hope station at 11:00 am, followed by a 45 minute scenic train ride through the beautiful Bucks County countryside.

Ticket Fares include:
-2 course meal served onboard the train
-45 minute scenic train ride in First Class accommodations
-Coffee, tea and water
-All taxes

Ticket Prices:
General Seating - You may be seat with another couple, tables seat four passengers each
Adult - $45.00
Child - $45.00
Under 2 - $5.00 - does not include meal

Private Seating - Private table for the couple
Adult - $60.00
Child - $60.00
Under 2 - $5.00 - does not include meal

Brunch Menu is as follows:

First Course:
- Pastries and Fruit Display for each Family

All Entrees Include Roasted Potatoes

Adult Entrees (Choose One):
- Quiche - Spinach, Mushrooms, Herbs, and Cheese Quiche
- French Toast - Cinnamon French Toast Bake with Cream Cheese Drizzled Icing
- Monte Cristo - Griddled Turkey, Ham and Swiss Cheese
- Nova Lox - Build Your own Nova Lox, Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Tomato, and Red Onion

Child Entrées (Choose One):
- Mini Quiche - Mini Cheese and Egg Quiches
- French Toast - Cinnamon French Toast Bake with Cream Cheese Drizzled Icing
- Mac n Cheese - Homemade Mac n Cheese
- Grilled Cheese - Thick cut Bread Griddled with Cheese and Bacon

Frequently asked questions:
· Train will be available for boarding at 10:30am
· Train departs promptly at 11:00am and returns to New Hope at 11:50am
· All taxes are included in ticket fare.
· Cash bar is available onboard the train. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted
· Professional photos will be available onboard the train.
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable
· *Toddler tickets do not include a meal*


*Tickets are not mailed and will be available for pick up at the Ticket Office upon arrival

The Railroad reserves the right to alter schedules and substitute equipment as operating conditions demand.

The Grapevine Express

Join us for a Romantic Wine and Cheese Excursion at 5:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays May 24th thru October 26th. Ride the rails in first class comfort in our beautifully restored, air conditioned Parlor Car for a 50 minute tour. Enjoying fine cheeses, toasted crackers and exclusive vintages from various regions. Each month a differnet region will be featured.

Additional Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic beverages are also available onboard. All passengers must be 21 years of age or older.

*Please note wines are subject to change without notice based on availability

Ticket Price Includes:
-50 minute train ride in First Class Parlor Car
-You choice of 2 glasses of wine
-Gourmet Cheese platter with fruit and toasted cracker assortment
-New Hope & Ivyland Railroad Wine Key
-All tax and gratuity

Ticket prices: $49.95 per person (General Seating - table for four)
GENERAL SEATING - Passengers may be required to sit with other guests at a table for four.

$69.95 per person (Private Seating - table for two)
PRIVATE SEATING - Passengers are guaranted a private table for two.

Frequently asked questions:
· Train departs promptly at 5:00pm
· All taxes and gratuities are included in ticket fare.
· Cash bar is available onboard the train.
· Each table seats 4. Groups larger than 4 will be divided into adjacent table.
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.

*Tickets are not mailed and will be available for pick up at the Ticket Office upon arrival

The Railroad reserves the right to alter schedules and substitute equipment as operating conditions demand.

Evening Star Dinner Trains

Passengers can ride the rails in first class comfort, enjoying dinner and cocktails while appreciating the strolling scene provided by the Bucks County countryside.

Ticket prices includes:
· Two-hour round trip, train ride to Buckingham Valley, PA.
· Three course meal.
· Coffee service, all taxes

Ticket prices: $84.95 per person
(Railroad Seating) Passengers may be seated with other guests at a table of four.

$110.00 per person (Private Seating - table for two) Passengers are guaranteed a private table for two.

2015 dates are as follows:
June 6th
July 18th
August 1st & 15th
September 19th
November 7th

Menu: Three Course Meal

Salad: Served with Dinner Rolls
Mesculan greens, with goat cheese, dried cranberries, red onion, mandarin oranges, and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Entrees: Choose One
Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe in Olio e Aglio Sauce (not served with sides)
Breaded Chicken Breast atop a Basil Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Puree
Pork Tenderloin with a Sweet Potato, Onion and Bacon Compote

All Entrees are accompanied with A Seasonal Vegetable, and Roasted Potatoes

Dessert:
Cheesecake with Seasonal Fruit Topping


Frequently asked questions:
· Train will be available for boarding at 7:00pm
· Train departs promptly at 7:30pm and returns to New Hope at 9:30pm
· All taxes are included in ticket fare.
· Cash bar is available onboard the train.
· Dressy casual attire is suggested.
· Professional photos will be available onboard the train.
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.

*Tickets are not mailed and will be available for pick up in our Gift Shop upon arrival

The Railroad reserves the right to alter schedules and substitute equipment as operating conditions demand.

Family Dinner Train

Ride the rails in first class comfort while spending quality time with your family. Enjoy dinner and cocktails while appreciating the strolling scene provided by the Bucks County countryside. Entrees will vary monthly.

Ticket price includes:
- One-hour round trip, train ride to Lahaska, PA.
- Three Course Dinner
- All Taxes

Ticket prices: Adults - $34.95, Children (2-11) - $27.95 Toddlers (under 2) - $5.00 (Toddler ticket does not include meal)

2015 Dates are as follows:

April 26th - Italian Night

*First Course - Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread
*Second Course - Choose One - All Served with Side of Broccoli
-Adults:
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Chicken Parm with a Side of Pasta
Penne Pasta in Blush Sauce
-Children:
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Mac n' Cheese
Penne with Butter & Parmesan
*Third Course - Brownies & Cookies

May 31st - BBQ Night

*First Course - Salad with Ranch Dressing
*Second Course: Choose One - All Served with Tater Tots & Corn on the Cob
Hamburger/Cheeseburger
All Beef Hot Dog
BBQ Chicken
Chicken Tenders
Veggie Burger
*Third Course - Brownies & Cookies

June 28th - Kabob Night

*First Course - Cucumber, Tomato, Cheese, Carrot and Celery on a Kabob with Ranch Dipping Sauce
*Second Course - Choose One
Chicken Kabob - Marinated Chicken with Veggies
Beef Kabob - Marinated Beef with Bell Peppers and Onions
Veggie Kabob - Assorted Marinated Veggies
*Third Course - Strawberry Shortcake Kabob

July 26th - BBQ Night

*First Course - Salad with Ranch Dressing
*Second Course - Choose One - All Served with Corn on the Cob
-Adults:
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Veggie Burger
-Children:
Hot Dog
Chicken Tenders
Personal Size Pizza
*Third Course - Pudding Cups

August 23rd - Picnic Night

*First Course - Pasta Salad
*Second Course - Choose One - All Served with Biscuit & Corn on the Cob
-Adults:
Hamburger/Cheeseburger
Fried Chicken
Spring Mix Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Dried Cranberries, Red Onion, and Raspberry Vinaigrette
-Children:
All Beef Hot Dog
Chicken Tenders
Hamburger/Cheeseburger
*Third Course - Fruit Salad

September 27th - Italian Night

*First Course - Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread
*Second Course - Choose One - All Served with Side of Broccoli
-Adults:
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Chicken Parm with a Side of Pasta
Penne Pasta in Blush Sauce
-Children:
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Mac n' Cheese
Penne with Butter & Parmesan
*Third Course - Brownies & Cookies

Frequently asked questions:
· Train will be available for boarding approximately half hour before departure time
· Train departs promptly scheduled time, and returns to New Hope one hour later.
· All taxes are included in ticket fare, Gratuity is not included
· Cash bar is available onboard the train.
· Dressy casual attire is suggested.
· Professional photos will be available onboard the train.
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.

*Toddler tickets do not include meal

*Tickets are not mailed and will be available for pick up at the Ticket Office upon arrival.

The Railroad reserves the right to alter schedules and substitute equipment as operating conditions demand.

Hourly Excursions

45 minute, 9 mile roundtrip scenic train ride through historic Bucks County accompanied by historic narration about Bucks County and the New Hope Line.

Frequently asked questions:
· Train departs promptly as scheduled
· Cash bar is available onboard the train.
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
· Tickets are not mailed and are held at the ticket office for pick up on the date of your scheduled excursion

North Pole Express

Ride the rails with Santa, Mrs. Claus and a host of holiday revelers for a truly unique holiday experience the whole family is sure to enjoy! Children and adults of all ages are invited to ride the special holiday train, sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies while Santa visits with each child and presents them with a special gift. Also onboard, local musicians play & sing Christmas carols for all to enjoy and participate in. Children are encouraged to come dressed in the pajama's as well

Professional Photo packages with Santa available onboard.

Frequently asked questions:
· Train departs promptly at their scheduled time
· Train ride is 1 to 1.5 hours round-trip in length
· Cash bar is available onboard the train
· No Dinner is provided aboard this event
· Parking is available at the train station (daily parking fees apply).
· Smoking is not permitted onboard the train.
· Tickets are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
· Tickets are not mailed and are held at the ticket office for pick up on the date of your scheduled excursion

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