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Relive the Past
Imagine smelling a real steam locomotive pulling your authentic Civil War steam train through the beautiful, rolling Pennsylvania hills that Abraham Lincoln gazed on as he rode his train on the Northern Central Railway. Just as Lincoln did as he worked on his Gettysburg Address, you will come up from New Freedom, Pennsylvania to the Hanover Junction Railway Station, restored to its 1860s glory. You'll sing "Hallelujah" with the train staff and get into the patriotic spirit of the Civil War.
The steam locomotive "York" has arrived and has started operations. The locomotive and coaches run next to the York County Rail Trail so after you ride the steam train excursion, you can take some pictures of the engine and train cars, and enjoy a walk alongside the tracks through some of the beautiful scenery.
The gift shop is now open and has a variety of railroadiana. About a block away from the Steam Into History headquarters is the New Freedom Railroad Station, which includes a museum and yummy food at the Rail Cafe. New Freedom is a family-oriented destination with lots of fun for everyone.
Regular passenger excursions have started. On June 22, 2013 there was a Civil War Reenactment of the Confederate Raid on the Northern Central Railway at Hanover Junction. It featured Confederate Calvary, Pennsylvania Militia and Civilian Reenactors. Check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBNmZginPfE
Narration and Entertainment
We have expanded the schedule of one of our most popular entertainers and narrators, Kent Courtney. His stories of railroads, the Civil War and local history are loved by audiences of all ages. Plus, he is a first-rate singer and folk musician. Book his excursions early - they sell out. Each date, below, is a secure direct link to the site where you can book tickets for each day he is with us.
Sunday, October 27 - Noon and 5pm
Sunday, November 10 - 11am, and 3pm
For the November 10th excursions, Kent Courtney will portray William A. Fuller, Conductor and Hero of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in a recreation of the "Andrews Raid", where Yankee hijackers stole the locomotive "The General". Come see the exciting ending to this tale.
Friday, December 27 - 10:30am and 2pm
Saturday, December 28 - 10:30am and 2pm
The "Leviathan" is Coming
Early in November, 2013 a second Civil War steam locomotive will join the steam engine, "York" for the activities associated with the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. This will be huge. Keep checking back at the website for details as they become available.
The Great Locomotive Chase
November 10th will be a reenactment of the Great Locomotive Chase where Western and Atlantic Railroad Conductor William A. Fuller recaptured "The General", which was stolen by Yankee train raiders. This recreation of the Andrews Raid will be held November 10, 2013. Click on the link, above, for tickets.
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Check this mobile-ready site and the main site for train schedules. The steam train is running. Go to the main website at http://www.steamintohistory.com for reservations. Online ticket sales are safe and secure - and recommended. The first trip was a complete sell-out. Friend us on Facebook to keep up to date!