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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938-1303
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45 minutes to relax

My wife and I took the train ride and just enjoyed the experience. If you expect a exciting roller... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2016
roverirish
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East Windsor, New Jersey
Nice Trip through Rural Pennsylvania

It was a 45 minute round trip. It was a very hot and humid day so we rode in the first class air... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
Mark H
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Laurel, Maryland
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The New Hope & Ivyland Railroad is nestled 37 miles outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County’s premiere destination; New Hope, Pennsylvania. A Delaware river town chock-full of niche shops and resturants, a fitting locale for a day or night out with friends & family. We provide a glimpse into travel of a bygone era on historic trains traveling over tracks that were laid in 1891 by the North-East Pennsylvania Railroad.
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  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“nice ride” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA 18938-1303
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

My wife and I took the train ride and just enjoyed the experience. If you expect a exciting roller coaster ride you will be disappointed. Sit back enjoy the views and turn off your cell phone for 45 minutes!

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback and hope you ride with us again soon!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was a 45 minute round trip. It was a very hot and humid day so we rode in the first class air conditioned car, where one could also get cold drinks. The conductor was very pleasant. We were the only ones on the car,...More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thanks for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed you train ride. We hope that you will come back and ride one of our other seasonal excursions!

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The train ride was pleasant but there really wasn't much to see. We sat in the "outdoor" cart, which allowed for a nice breeze. The indoor cart was terribly stuffy with windows open and some fans. We didn't walk through the Parlor Cart, which might...More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you for your candid feedback. We appreciate any comments from our riders and always use them to improve our services. We believe are costs are comparable to other excursions in the area and if you rode the hourly excursion it is a scenic 45-minute...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

For train buffs step aboard a lovingly restored train and take a short ride into history. The ride is about 45 minutes long and rides through some pretty countryside. The conductor narrates the trip along the way. Very pleasant.

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your train ride and hope you come back and try one of our other seasonal excursions soon!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

I noticed that this railroad most often runs a steam train while others have switched to diesel. This alone is worth the trip to all railroad buffs. The price is reasonable.and there is alot to do while waiting for the train to come. They also...More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your train ride and hope you will come back and ride with us again soon!

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you are fond of train rides this is a nice one. If steam is a requisite, do call before going as the steam engine(s) often seem out of service. It is authentic and you see some beautiful parts of Bucks County. Take your wallet...More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your train ride and hope to see you back at the station soon for one of our other excursions!

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We rode in the open-air car for the 45 minute trip. The railroad station and the train are very well kept and very nice. There website boasts riding through the beautiful Bucks County countryside. It is really a ride through wooded areas. It was relaxing...More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thanks for your feedback and we are glad your enjoyed your train ride! The Bucks County scenery changes with each season, most of the time you can enjoy the beautiful flowers and in the fall the changing of the leaves while you ride the countryside....More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Really well maintained and attractive railroad. The railroad platform and little shop are adorable and nicely done. They have a couple cute little historic looking quarter rides (I think they actually might be a dollar) to have the kids ride on before the train arrives....More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thanks so much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the Wildflower Express train ride and hope you come back again soon to ride one of our other excursions!

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were disappointed to find that their steam engine was out of service. Nevertheless, we had a nice ride through the countryside. The narration was a little hard to hear in the open-air car.More

Thank Jane C
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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for your candid feedback. We appreciate any comments from our riders and always use them to improve our services. The Steam Engine has been out of commission for awhile, but we are working on getting it back up and running by the end...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Have you ever had an experience that felt like somebody just reached into your pocket and helped themselves to your money? Well that what it is like to ride this train. Stay away! Enough said!More

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Tricia F, Public Relations Manager at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you for your candid feedback. We appreciate any comments from our riders and always use them to improve our services. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service and a memorable experience to our guests and I am disappointed we fell short of your expectations....More

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Gabriella_Torres
11 September 2016|
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Response from Ward D | Reviewed this property |
There is no steam engine. The railroad is leasing equipment from the Pennsylvania Northeastern Railroad. The only railroad I know that will come close to the polar express look of the train is the Strasburg Railroad.
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vacay204
6 August 2016|
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Response from Tricia F | Property representative |
Only Service dogs are allowed on the train, If you should have any other questions, please give us a call at 215-862-2332, Thanks
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Pmonticelli
6 December 2015|
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Response from Angela K | Reviewed this property |
You can buy at the station but I would suggest checking Groupons for advance purchase discounts.
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