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 on The Hanover Junction Express

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PRR & Rail Fan Day at Steam Into History on The Hanover Junction Express

Jul 8, 2017

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July 8, 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 or take a tour of the cab of 7580. Learn about the engines that passed through New Freedom with a display by our lead engineer and head conductor.  Then you will be welcomed aboard by friendly volunteers 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.  There will be two places to get off the train and have a photo shoot.  Those will be at Seitzville and Seitzland.  We will also have a run-by video shoot at Hanover Junction.

This is a steam ride.

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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.