Friends of Stewartstown Railroad Complete new Open-Air Excursion Car!

Friends of Stewartstown Railroad Complete new Open-Air Excursion Car

 First runs to be held July 28 and 29


Contact: Mike Ruane
Stewartstown Railroad
(201) 888-8441

After only ten months of construction by volunteers of the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad, their new Open-Air Excursion car is ready for use. The car, based upon a Pennsylvania Railroad F30A flatcar, was donated to the Friends by the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and transported by truck to the Stewartstown Railroad where the Friends cleared off steel decking, and built a new wood and steel center-bench passenger car. It is roofed and has roller-bearing trucks, making for a very comfortable ride.

“We worked very hard on building this car, and had help from many of our volunteers” said David Watson, President of the Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad. “We look forward to seeing it used by the Railroad year-round.”

“The Railroad is very thankful to have this car available for our passengers” said Dave Williamson, President of the Stewartstown Railroad. “This open air car allows views and an experience found nowhere else.”

The car will be used for its inaugural runs, and then will be pressed into excursion service, and used on the Railroad whenever weather and passenger needs arise. The new car is also available for private charter.

About Stewartstown Railroad

Stewartstown Railroad Company is a common carrier railroad based in Stewartstown, PA. Founded in 1884, the company continues to offer tourist operations over the length of its 7.4 mile length. For additional information, go to, or contact Mike Ruane at or by phone 201-888-8441.


About Friends of the Stewartstown Railroad

The Friends is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the Stewartstown Railroad. For additional information, go to their website at , or by email at