Photography by Kelsey Crater
You may remember a fiery train crash in 1981 involving the SEPTA Southampton train station and Fox Chase train line. The station, which opened in 1892 and closed in 1983, was right by a coal loading station which was one of the first structures in the area at a time when Bucks County was mostly farm land and forest.
How the times have changed! The former coal-loading building, which closed in the 1980s due to the crash, has since transformed in an art studio, a hair salon, and for the past two years the Steam Pub bar and grill. The four owners of the establishment – Paul “tubby” Kushner, Martin Hoeger, Mike Breslin, and Gene Agnew – are friends and former restaurant industry professionals with a combined 80+ years of restaurant and bar experience.
The owners renovated the building themselves, building a deck outside and even having an authentic train-track foot rail below their impressive 55 foot bar.
Check out some photos of the beautiful restaurant below.