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Howard Tunnel Photo Special with No. 17

Howard Tunnel Photo Special with No. 17

Join us on this special excursion celebrating the completion of our Track Rehabilitation from Seven Valleys through Howard Tunnel.

Bring your camera and grab a seat on the first excursion over this rare mileage in more than 30 years!

The William H. Simpson No. 17 will push the train north to the tunnel while enjoy the scenery and a boxed lunch. At Howard Tunnel you will have the chance to stretch your legs and walk through the tunnel. We will safely organize everyone into photo lines, and we will perform 2 photo run-bys at track speed. Once everyone is back aboard, we will proceed to Hanover Junction for another set of photo run-bys. No. 17 will stop to take water at Seven Valleys or Hanover Junction.

The Howard Tunnel is the 3rd oldest railroad tunnel in the country. Completed in 1838, it represented the final link between Baltimore and York on the Northern Central Railroad. The last steam train to operate through the tunnel was Pennsylvania Railroad K4 #1361 in 1989.