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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Photo Ride/Rail Fan Day Hanover Junction Limited

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Photo Ride/Rail Fan Day Hanover Junction Limited

Sep 23, 2017

Ride Time(s):

September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pennsylvania Rail Roads have been a vital part of our state’s success for more than 150 years, thanks to continuous expansion and innovation. One of those innovations is the diesel locomotive, which has been the backbone of the industry since the 1940s. From the earliest switch engines to today’s high-horsepower thoroughbreds, the diesel locomotive has been essential to the growth of Pennsylvanian and American railroads. On this day, your fun and exciting train ride experience starts in New Freedom, PA! Enter our gift shop and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. Tour our model display room while you wait to board your train.  Then you will be welcomed aboard by friendly volunteers and train crew as you enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s.  Sit back and enjoy this 2 1/2-hour round trip ride to Hanover Junction. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode these tracks on his way to Gettysburg to deliver his now-famous Gettysburg Address.

For the 1:00 pm train, there will be two places to get off the train and have a photo shoot.  Those will be at Glen Rock and Railroad.  We will also have two run-by video shoots at Granary and Hanover Junction.  Please be respectful to all photographers and work together to ensure the best shoots for all.

The 6:30 train will involve no more than two locations, which will be illumined by strobe light for those advanced photographers interested in the unique look it provides!

This is a steam ride.

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.