SUNDAY, December 5, 2021

Join the Old York Road Historical Society as it partners with the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust for this annual program observing the anniversary of the Bryn Athyn Train wreck, which occurred 100 years ago on December 5, 1921. This head-on collision of two trains along the Newtown railway line resulted in the deaths of 26 persons.

Railroad historian Larry Eastwood will give a presentation on the train wreck with a Q&A period to follow. At 2:45PM, the assembled will commence a walk to the crash site led by Old York Road Historical Society President, David Rowland. The walk is on generally smooth terrain and is less than a mile in distance. At the site, there will be a brief ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary.

This year’s event will be held in Church Hall on the Lord’s New Church property. Space is limited for the lecture and registration is required. Pre-registration is required by December 3 through the Pennypack website event page.

However all are welcome to gather either for the 2:45PM walk from the Lord’s New Church or at the crash site on the county’s Pennypack Trail shortly after 3PM for the ceremony.

Please contact the Pennypack Trust by December 3, 2021 to register.
Society and Trust members are FREE, all others are $10.

The Lord’s New Church
1725 Huntingdon Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
opposite the north side of the June Fete Fair Grounds