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The Great Southern Train Raid on the NCRR – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, & 2:30 PM
Aug 28, 2021Ride Time(s): 11:30 AM; 1:00 PM; 2:30 PM
August 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Caution: Riders will experience the sights and sounds of gunfire during the ride.
ALL ABOARD! It’s 1863 and the NCRR train is headed for Washington, DC. Rumor is that there’s gold on board. This could mean a TRAIN RAID! The Northern Central Railway invites everyone to ride the William H. Simpson No. 17, our replica steam locomotive, 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.
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!
Tickets: $28 Adult; $18 Child (age 3-12); $5 Toddler (in lap)
The coaches are pushed and pulled by our steam locomotive.
This excursion is 1 hour.
Tickets will be printed and available for pick up at the ticket booth on the day of the excursion.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to boarding.
Before you join us please reference our new protocols!
Many thanks for the support of our 2021 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.
Train coaches, gift shop, ticket area, restrooms, and all other public spaces are cleaned and sanitized before each train excursion following CDC guidelines.
Hand sanitizing stations are available at the ticket area, in the gift shop, and in restrooms.