On October 21st, you and your family can Ride the Rails without ever leaving the friendly burg of Newtown Square. Bring the kids and be hobos-for-a-day at the Newtown Square Train Museum at Drexel Lodge Park.

Kids of all ages love trains!
So pack HANKIES FULL OF TREATS and tie them to sticks! 

Bring them with you and take pics of the whole gang aboard a Box Car...a Passenger Car, a Caboose, and even an historic Steam Engine! Admission is Free and so is the fun...starting with a little train giving rides to little hobos :)

This Pennsylvania Railroad Day Community Festival is 11am to 3pm with lots of great food from the grill, live music, Antique Cars and more. The setting is perfect with covered seating, a pretty pond and lots of room for the kids to roam.  Amateur historians will be on hand to give tours and share colorful stories about local history and the vital role of transportation on the 19th-century,

The Steam Engine is a 1920 yard locomotive built by the American Locomotive works. It worked in Syracuse, New York until 1950 then for a short time elsewhere and finally it just rusted away. The Museum obtained it in 2002 and has restored it to look like an engine of the 1890’s.

The Passenger Car was built in 1902 in the West Philadelphia shops of the PA Railroad. There were 600 built that year and this is their last remaining one. After service with the Pennsy it was sold to The Canadian National Railroad. Finally in 1975, The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit gave it to the museum.

The Caboose was built by The Pennsylvania Railroad in 1950.  The Museum obtained it from a local group in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has restored it. Today cabooses are no longer used on freight trains due to advancing modern technology.

The Box Car was likely built in 1907. It is wooden and typical of the kind that was used on the freight line to Newtown Square. This car was donated to the museum by the National Park Service’s Railroad Museum called Steamtown located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Click to read more about the Newtown Square Train Museum

On West Chester Pike (Rt 3) -- 3/4 Mile West of Newtown Square
The Newtown Square Railroad Museum is a partnership in preservation with the Newtown Square Historic Society. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5
Museum hours: Open May Thru October
Weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by Appointment 610-356-9276