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!

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

We at Northern Central Railway are committed to the health and safety of our team members and our guests. To ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that you please read our safety protocols before your arrival. These may change as guidelines change so be sure to check with us shortly before your scheduled excursion.

  • Face coverings are to be worn while on our property, in our gift shop, and on the train. If you are fully vaccinated, a face mask is not required. A mask will be provided if you do not have one.
  • Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Train coaches, gift shop, ticket area, restrooms, and all other public spaces are cleaned and sanitized before each train excursion following CDC guidelines.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.

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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Memorial Day Ride to Glen Rock – 11:30 AM

Memorial Day Ride to Glen Rock & Pop Up Market – 1:00 PM

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Memorial Day Ride to Glen Rock – 11:30 AM

Memorial Day Ride to Hanover Junction – 1:00 PM

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Reading Express – 10:00 AM

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Glen Rock Express – 11:30 AM

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Glen Rock Express – 11:30 AM

Glen Rock Express & Pop Up Market – 1:00 PM

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Capt. Bob’s Dine & Ride – 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM

Seitzland Special – 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, & 2:00 PM

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Anniversary Train & Picnic to Seven Valleys – 11:00 AM

Anniversary Train to Glen Rock – 3:00 PM

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Wild West Express – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, & 2:30 PM

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Father’s Day Picnic to Hanover Junction – 11:00 AM

Father’s Day Special to Glen Rock – 2:30 PM

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Glen Rock Express with No. 17 – 11:30 AM

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Hanover Junction Flyer with No. 17 – 3:00 PM

Private Charter – 5:00 PM

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Howard Tunnel Photo Special with No. 17 – 12:00 PM

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Glen Rock Express & Pop Up Market – 1:00 PM

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Reading Express – 10:00 AM

Glen Rock Express – 11:30 AM

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Hanover Junction Flyer with No. 17 – 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

Face coverings are to be worn while on our property, in our gift shop, and on the train. If you are fully vaccinated, a face mask is not required. A mask will be provided if you do not have one.

Please reschedule your excursion if you recently tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed, or are exhibiting symptoms.

Train coaches, gift shop, ticket area, restrooms, and all other public spaces are cleaned and sanitized before each train excursion following CDC guidelines.

Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.

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