Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Quakertown Freight and Passenger Stations

Photos from about 2007 of the Quakertown Passenger and Freight Stations


Quakertown Passenger Station
Quakertown Passenger Station

Quakertown Freight Station and engine
Quakertown Freight Station and engine

Quakertown Freight Station
Quakertown Freight Station



The Rushland train station on the New Hope Line

This photo was taken prior to 2007. The station seems to have deteriorated significantly since then. 



The Rushland Train Station on the New Hope Line circa 2007
The Rushland Train Station on the New Hope Line circa 2007

New Hope line tracks at Rushland
New Hope line tracks at Rushland

The Wycombe Train Station on the New Hope Line

The Wycombe Station was a stop on the New Hope Line.  This photo was taken prior to 2007. The Station is restored now. It might be a private residence. 


Wycombe Train Station on the New Hope Line.
Wycombe Train Station on the New Hope Line. 

The SEPTA Churcville Train Station (Private)


The SEPTA Churcville Train Station (Defunct)

The SEPTA Fox Chase - Newtown line terminated in Newtown, Pa. The line has been inactive for years. The line stopped at County Line, Southampton, Churchville, The George School and Newtown. It carried freight and passengers.

The Churchville Station is now a private residence. ,

The photos below are from some time prior to 2007.

The Churchville Train Station (Private Residence)
The Churchville Train Station (Private Residence)






The SEPTA Newtown Train Station (Defunct)

 The SEPTA  Fox Chase - Newtown line terminated in Newtown, Pa. The line has been inactive for years.  The line stopped at County Line, Southampton, Churchville, The George School and Newtown. It carried freight and passengers.

The Newtown train station wasn't much more than a small shed. It was the end of the line for the Fox Chase Newtown Line.,

The track continued on for a block or so to the Frost - Watson Lumber yard. The yard no longer exists and is now the site of housing.

The photos below are from some time prior to 2007. 




The Newtown Station
The Newtown Station


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Items featuring the Schofield Covered Bridge - Mugs, Steins, Magnets and more

Items featuring the Schofield Covered Bridge (Dec 2017 prices)


Here are some of our items featuring the Schofield covered bridge. These make great gifts. You order them directly from Cafepress and they are delivered to your door. 

100k worth of Heroin found in a bag in a Bensalem School



Dec 2017

The Patch has an article about 100k in Heroin found in a bag at a Bensalem High School.

Officials have not released the name of the school.  The fact that large scale drug trafficking is happening in a school is beyond belief.  And, if there were drugs, I would bet my net worth that there are weapons in the school(s) as well.





Southampton Freight Station

The old freight station in Southampton.


This building was formerly the Southampton Freight Station
This building was formerly the Southampton Freight Station

Southampton Station. Formerly part of the Fox Chase - Newtown Line

 The Southampton Train Station has been in various states of disrepair despite efforts to restore and save it. The Station is located in Upper Southampton. These photos are from between 2007 and 2009 or perhaps a bit earlier.

 The SEPTA Fox Chase - Newtown line stopped at County Line, Southampton, Churchville, The George School and Newtown. It carried freight and passengers.


Southampton Train Station in Upper Southampton
Southampton Train Station in Upper Southampton

Southampton Train Station in Upper Southampton - Front
Southampton Train Station in Upper Southampton - Front


Abandoned Tracks at the Southampton Train Station in Upper Southampton
Abandoned Tracks at the Southampton Train Station in Upper Southampton






Steam Engine Number 40 from the New Hope Ivyland Railroad at New Hope and Lahaska

Some Photos of Steam Locomotive Number 40 from the New Hope Ivyland Railroad. These photos are from about 2009.


Steam Locomotive Number 40 Leaving the New Hope Station.
Steam Locomotive Number 40 Leaving the New Hope Station.

Steam Locomotive Number 40 at the New Hope Station
Steam Locomotive Number 40 at the New Hope Station

Steam Locomotive Number 40 at the Lahaska Station
Steam Locomotive Number 40 at the Lahaska Station 

Steam Locomotive Number 40 at the Lahaska Station
Steam Locomotive Number 40 at the Lahaska Station

Two Bucks in the woods

Dec 2017 - While walking through my woods, I got a picture of these two bucks and a doe. One buck is obvious but can you see the second?

Two bucks and a doe in the woods
Two bucks and a doe in the woods


The first buck, in the center of the photo is obvious. 



Look to the left and you will see the other buck. There were actually three bucks there but I don't think the third was in the photo


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Erwinna Covered Bridge


The Erwinna Covered Bridge crosses Swamp Creek on Geigel Hill Road in Erwinna. The bridge had been hit by oversized trucks at least twice but appears to be open to traffic.

Creek: Swamp Creek
Location: , Erwinna,   Pennsylvania
Road: Geigel Hill Road 
Built: 1832, moved 1958
Length: 56 feet
TypeTLattice Type.



Erwinna Covered Bridge
Erwinna Covered Bridge







Perkasie Covered Bridge


The South Perkasie Covered Bridge is now landlocked. It was moved from its original position in Lenape Park in 1958.

Creek:None, Landlocked
Location: Lenape Park in South Perkasie,   Pennsylvania
Road: Not open to vehicles. 
Built: 1832, moved 1958
Length: 93 feet
TypeTown Truss.

South Perkasie Covered Bridge in Lenape Park
South Perkasie Covered Bridge in Lenape Park











The Schofield Covered Bridge in Tyler Park


Tyler State Park has miles of paved trails. The Schofield Covered Bridge crosses the Neshaminy Creek on one of these trails. The bridge was a victim of arson in 1991 and rebuilt in 1997.  The bridge carries the Tyler Park bridle/hiking path over the Neshaminy Creek. Since it is not open to vehicles, you can park in the nearby parking lot and walk about 500 yards to the bridge.


Creek: Neshaminy Creek
Location: Tyler State Park outside of Newtown,   Pennsylvania
Road: Not open to vehicles. Part of the Tyler Park bridle path/hiking path,
Built: 1873, reconstructed in 1997
Length: 194 feet
TypeQueen Post Truss / Town Truss.




Schofield Covered Bridge in Tyler State Park
Schofield Covered Bridge in Tyler State Park




















Gifts featuring the Schofield Covered Bridge (Dec 2017 prices)