Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Steaming into History

We steamed into history on the weekend, and were on the William H. Simpson #17 replica locomotive.  It carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his Gettysburg Address, and also carried his funeral train two years later.

We travelled between New Freedom and Hanover, PA. The station in New Freedom had as many as 30 trains stop daily.  The Northern Central carried troops and supplies to Washington, and after the war, wounded soldiers were transported to hospitals in York and Baltimore. 

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