Enjoy a train ride with William C. Goodridge along the beautiful NCR line to Glen Rock and back. Listen to William C. Goodridge’s life story on the platform before departure first and then enjoy an hour train ride as Mr. Goodridge interacts with the NCR passengers.
William C. Goodridge was born enslaved in Maryland, and later freed in York Pennsylvania. He learned the skill of a barber and later became a wealthy businessman. Goodridge built the tallest emporium in York and rented space to other vendors.
He also used his home at 123 East Philadelphia to hide freedom seekers. He owned 13 railcars, and one had a secret
compartment to transport freedom seekers to Philadelphia so they could continue to Canada.