Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

717-942-2370

2 West Main Street New Freedom, PA 17349

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UPDATE FROM NORTHERN CENTRAL RAILWAY

We are continuing to closely monitor the novel coronavirus / COVID-19 situation and following guidance from public health officials and government agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and World Health Organization. In light of the recent state mandates, NCR will be closed to the public through April 2020. During this period we will assess whether to open on May 1, 2020.

If you purchased a ticket for any of the cancelled excursions, we will transfer those tickets to a future excursion, or offer a full refund if requested. The business office will also remain closed, however we are monitoring our phones and will return calls as soon as we are able. Please contact us at (717) 942-2370 x100 or email info@northerncentralrailway.com.

Thank you for your continued support and your understanding during this unprecedented and challenging time. We look forward to seeing you all, healthy and safe, when we return to the tracks.  Be sure to monitor our Facebook page regularly as we have great things in store this season – your favorite rides and events, new excursions, and the debut of our new locomotive and passenger car!

Ride along the same route that carried President Lincoln from Washington, DC to Gettysburg, PA, where he delivered one of the greatest speeches in American History!

Northern Central Railway is an excursion railroad that makes time travel possible! It’s an authentic experience where you can meet presidents and generals, experience the Wild West, enjoy the spirit of the season any time of year and literally ride along the very rails that helped build and save our nation. It’s a breathtaking journey through gorgeous countryside that brings out the child in all of us.

Northern Central Railway is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational, charitable organization, located in New Freedom, PA. The historic attraction, with a replica 1860s steam locomotive and a GP9 diesel engine, hosts excursions that educate, entertain and enlighten.

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Mission:

Northern Central Railway will enhance the economic engine of York County by delivering historical, educational and entertaining experiences on an excursion railroad.

Vision:

Northern Central Railway will be the most unique railroad experience in the Eastern United States.

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Glen Rock Express 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM

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SOLD OUT-Sunday Brunch Excursion at the Glen Rock Mill Inn at 1:00 PM

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Great time in the snow, with Santa and sing along Christmas carols. Kids dancing on the train, adults singing and watching the beautiful snowy countryside roll by! Enjoyable hr making this Christmas memory. The train was heated and spacious. The station is clean and has cute gifts if you want to shop. We will come back another time for another ride!

Marianne,

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Exactly what we expected, my 9-year-old wanted train tickets for his birthday... we went, the train sang Happy Birthday to him, he loved the ride! At the end, they let him up to see the engine. We were all very pleased and the birthday boy loved the experience! Thank you!

Melissa,

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Really fun, informative and inexpensive way to spend a pleasant time in New Freedom. The train was spotless and staffed by friendly and knowledgeable folks who made sure we had a great time. The history of the area was well covered and presented in an interesting way.

Chris,

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We had a very enjoyable time on the Steam Locomotive theme trip entitled “Wild West Express featuring The James Younger Gang”. The actors were very personable and made the trip a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Of course, it was great to ride on the Steam Engine Train as well although the day was rainy. The gunfight between the “gang” and the “posse” was a highlight of the trip. Would go back for other theme trips and definitely the trips to see the fall foliage.

Don,

Trip Advisor