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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2 West Main Street New Freedom, PA 17349

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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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Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer with No. 17 – 2:00 PM

Fall Foliage Glen Rock Express with the No. 17-12:00 PM

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Bike Aboard-10:00 AM and 12:00 PM

Howard Tunnel Fall Foliage Excursion – 10:00 AM

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PA Cowboy Weekend No. 17 Train Robberies 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM & 5:30 PM

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PA Cowboy Weekend No. 17 Train Robberies 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

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Hanover Junction Flyer – 2:30 PM

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Pirates and Pixies Steam Adventure 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM

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Bike Aboard 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

Fall Foliage Howard Tunnel Excursion – 10:00 AM

Fall Foliage Glen Rock Express with the No. 17 – 3:00 PM

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Hanover Junction Special – 11:00 AM

Leadership York – Private Event 7:00 PM Railroad

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Private Charter Seven Valleys – 5:15 pm – 9:00 PM

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Peak Fall Foliage Glen Rock Express with the No. 17 – 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

Peak Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer with the No. 17-2:00 PM

Ghost Tracks – 5:30PM

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Fall Foliage Glen Rock Express – 11:00

Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer – 1:00 PM

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Halloween Express- 10:00 AM & 12:00 AM

Ghost Tracks 18 & Older – 6:30 PM

Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer – 2:00 PM

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Fall Foliage Howard Tunnel Excursion with the No. 17 – 12:00 PM

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Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer with the No. 17 Engine – 2:00 PM

Fall Foliage Glen Rock Express with the No. 17 – 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols:

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

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,

Trip Advisor
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