Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013

Three dates left for the North Pole Express at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad in New Hope

New Hope & Ivyland North Pole Express (Photo: Charlie Sahner)

New Hope & Ivyland North Pole Express (Photo: Charlie Sahner)

I am not a train nut; they’re just awesome to photograph. This one had stinkier coal than usual, and was venting as it left downtown New Hope.

Children and adults of all ages are invited to ride the special North Pole Express they’re having these days, and sip hot cocoa and enjoy cookies while Santa visits with each child and presents them with a special gift. Not a cheap family outing, but unique and memorable.

Hourly excursions still available on Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013 and Jan. 4 and 5, 2014. New Hope & Ivyland Railroad is located at 32 W. Bridge St., New Hope; (215) 862-233.

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