Friday, November 20, 2015

Steam Ahead

We often see model trains, and today it's the Northern Central Railway in New Freedom, PA.  We had a great ride last May on this historic track and railway.  It is the train that took Lincoln to Washington where he gave his Gettysburg Address.

It is a short trip through countryside as it likely was in Lincoln's time. Today it is a leisurely ride.  During the American Civil War, 30 strains would stop daily carrying troops and supplies heading to Washington, or carrying wounded soldiers to hospitals in York and Baltimore.

The North Central carried Lincoln's funeral train through New Freedom and Hanover Junction seventeen months after the Gettysburg Address.

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