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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PRR Rail Fan Day at Steam Into History

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PRR Rail Fan Day at Steam Into History

Sep 22, 2018

Ride Time(s):

September 22, 2018 @ 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.
This Saturday, your fun and exciting train experience starts in New Freedom, PA! Take a cab tour of the No. 7580 diesel locomotive and learn about the engines that passed through New Freedom with our lead engineer and head conductor. Then you will be welcomed aboard the No. 17 steam locomotive by friendly volunteers to enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode this line on his way to Gettysburg to deliver the Gettysburg Address. Two years later Lincoln’s funeral train rode on this same line.

The cars are pulled and pushed by the steam locomotive.

The Glen Rock excursion is one hour long.  The Hanover Junction Flyer is two and a half hours long.  The Seitzland Special is 45 minutes.

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 at least 45 minutes before your scheduled excursion to take photos of both locomotives at the station.

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


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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.