Friends of Stewartstown Railroad successfully raise funds to resume rail service over historic bridge
The Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, Inc. successfully raised more than $10,000 to hire a contractor to install 25 new bridge timbers on the historic Iron bridge. Also known as Valley Road Bridge, or bridge #7, it is the single oldest structure on the Stewartstown railroad. The work was completed and the bridge opened in June 2019 to full sized passenger trains.
The rail line in the nearby vicinity had been out of service to trains since 2004 when a minor derailment demonstrated the need for a significant tie rehabilitation program. Running full-sized trains over the revitalized Iron bridge poses a significant milestone in the expansion of passenger excursions. Train rides now currently run just short distance pasthe Iron bridge with more class 1 track being added monthly.
We sincerely thank all donors and supporters for helping to make this happen. Thank you.