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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Get Involved

Get Involved

Thank you for considering supporting the Northern Central Railway! There are many ways to get involved –you can donate, become a member, sponsor a season or event, or simply volunteer!

Northern Central Railway is a unique excursion railroad based in the quiet town of New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Our trains ride on the very same route that President Abraham Lincoln rode on his way to and from delivering the Gettysburg Address in 1863. Two years later, this line carried his funeral car.

We celebrate history with educational excursions, but we also offer rides that stoke imaginations and satisfy cravings for adventure. Fantastical characters from magicians to superheroes, and extraordinary events from princess tea parties to cowboy train robberies, are made real aboard Northern Central Railway!

Your support helps ensure that Northern Central Railway continues to offer new, imaginative programs every year, and for many years to come!

Ways To Give

Annual Appeal 
Gifts made through the annual appeal support operating expenses.


Choose a membership level that fits both your interest level and your ability to participate.


Sponsorships are a great way for individuals and companies to show their support for Northern Central Railway. A number of opportunities are available including Season Sponsorships, Event Sponsorships, and Individual Excursion Sponsorships.


Special Projects
Special projects can include anticipated as well as unanticipated large capital improvements such as building an additional passenger coach, purchasing maintenance equipment or track improvements. Giving for special projects can also be in the form of in-kind donations.


Ballast Bequest Society
You can’t take it with you! Estate planning helps you determine and formalize how your assets will be used after you’re gone. By including Northern Central Railway into your estate plans, you help keep our future on track.


Name a Seat on a Coach
Choose a seat on one of our three coaches, on which you may honor or memorialize a loved one or friend.


Name a Railroad Tie
Choose a railroad tie along the Northern Central Railway on which to place a plaque honoring or memorializing a loved one or friend.