The Southampton Railroad Station Society was formed as a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 2007 for the purpose of restoring and utilizing the Reading Company station building and site as a historical center and research facility in Upper Southampton Township.
Society Mission & Purpose
The Southampton Railroad Station Society’s (SRRSS) mission is to restore and preserve the Southampton Railroad Station. The restored station will serve as a regional railroad heritage center focusing on the history of railroading in Bucks County, the Newtown Branch, and Upper Southampton history. The center will function as a meeting space for Upper Southampton Township civic organizations and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). Educational programs will be available for local schools. Exhibits will include artifacts from the railroad, books and a functioning semaphore mast located on the station platform. The Southampton Station Railroad Heritage Center will be staffed by SRRSS and NRHS volunteers.
The restoration of the Reading Railroad's Southampton station (presently owned by SEPTA) is a project undertaken by an all-volunteer organization and is not sustained with public funds from Upper Southampton Township.
The Southampton Railroad Station Society board members, along with Dick Sullivan (far left) and Don Crabtree (far right) from the Reading Technical & Historical Society following the July 2010 Southampton Days Parade. Reading Tech's "camelback" locomotive took first place at the 2010 Southampton Days parade.
2013-2015 Board of Directors
The S.R.S.S. is governed by a board of nine members, elected every two years.
Jim Day - President
Jim Rose - Vice President
Don Reese - Treasurer
Vacant - Secretary
Charlie Liberto - board member
Frank Baldwin - board member
Leon Duminiak - board member