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Civil War Event: The Great Southern Train Raid on the Northern Central at 1:00pm

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Civil War Event: The Great Southern Train Raid on the Northern Central at 1:00pm

Aug 25, 2019

Ride Time(s): 1:00,2:30

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NCRR Train Raid and Living History Weekend

ALL ABOARD!  The NCRR Train is headed for Washington, DC and rumor is there’s gold onboard.  This could mean a TRAIN RAID!  Steam Into History invites everyone to ride the NCRR steam engine pulled train through the rolling hills of New Freedom.  This will be an exciting weekend filled with adventure and suspense.  This excursion features the Union and Confederate armies skirmishing for control of the train . . . and the GOLD.  This ride calls for all Civil War steam engine enthusiasts, children who love a Living History and a train ride filled with fun.  Photographers will also enjoy the action.  So come on out to New Freedom, sit back and take a train ride back to 1863.

The fun does not end there, following the train ride, take a ride to Railroad Park and bring your family and friends to the Living History camp.  Visit the park and learn how soldiers camped in garrison as they protect the little town of Railroad, PA.  The soldiers welcome your interest in America’s history and encourage the children to share their experiences with the train raid and how the soldiers on board found the gold!

Warning – this train ride includes guns and loud noises!

The coaches are pushed and pulled by our steam locomotive.

This excursion is about an hour long.

Tickets will be available to be picked up at the ticket booth in the back of the gift shop on the day of the trip. 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

Thank you to Compleat Restorations for sponsoring this event!

Season Sponsors: Bronze Sponsors Aero Energy and The Patrick Organization

Learn about each of our coaches here.

Many thanks for the support of our 2022 season sponsors:


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.