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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Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer with President Lincoln on the No. 17 at 1:00 pm

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Fall Foliage Hanover Junction Flyer with President Lincoln on the No. 17 at 1:00 pm

Oct 24, 2018

Ride Time(s): 1:00 pm

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy the colors of the fall aboard York 17 on this 2 1/2 hour round trip to Hanover Junction, PA.  The fall is a beautiful time of the year to enjoy the York County Rail Trail. This trail was voted the number one rail trail in Pennsylvania. We are so lucky to be able to share this ride with our guests.

Living historian, James Hayney will have you believing you are seeing the real Abraham Lincoln.  Relive the emotion and passion of the 1860’s when we recreate Lincoln’s November 1863 ride on the Northern Central.  President Lincoln traveled these rails on his way to Gettysburg to present the Gettysburg Address and two years later his funeral car rode the same line.  Learn more about these trips as you ride with us.  Also, at Hanover Junction you will hear the Gettysburg Address and learn about the history of the speech.

The coaches are pushed and pulled by our steam locomotive.

This excursion is two and a half hours 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,

The 2018 Season of Imagination is brought to you in part by Bronze Sponsor, Aero Energy.  Thank you for your support.

Learn about each of our coaches here.

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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.