Activity Number One – Northern Central Railway of York

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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Activity Number One





Kick-off our first five S.T.E.A.M. activities with Dr. Fredericks. Learn what S.T.E.A.M. stands for and be sure to download the pairing activity sheet above.

1.  Science

Our Science activity explores the world of Sound. Learn how sound works and create your own sounds.

2.  Technology

Technology is all around every day. Learn about the simple technology and simple machines that are used in your every day and on the railroad.

3.  Engineering

Engineering is a big part of the railroad world. Our Engineering activity challenges you to build a part of the railroad.

4.  Art

Create a fun, interactive and challenging master of artwork with us.

5.  Math

Geometric shapes are around us everyday and are a key part of the locomotive. Help us find geometric shapes at the station and we challenge you to find some at home too.

What did you learn?

Thank you for learning with us today! Did you have fun? What was your favorite activity? Be sure to share your findings with us on either Facebook with a picture or comment below.

“We are beyond excited to launch the S.T.E.A.M. program at NCR. It has been a long-term goal of the organization since the beginning and here we are with the help of Dr. Fredericks. Our mission here at NCR is enhance the economic engine of York County by delivering historical, education and entertaining experience. The S.T.E.A.M. program is our next phase of expanding our educational offering. We hope to grow this program into virtual learning opportunities along with safe hands activities on the train, and summer camps by 2021.”

– Michael Patrick, Board President

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