Time Traveler #14235
This old-time steam locomotive and train cars aren’t relics, they are built-from-scratch reproductions of Lincoln’s funeral train that are only a few years old. It is located in New Freedom, PA, and runs ten miles of re-railed Northern Central Railroad track that the original funeral train ran upon. This was accomplished with York County Parks working with the locomotive builder, and together they’ve created something very unique that you can visit and ride through some very scenic landscape.
Occasionally the engine is borrowed by Hollywood for period movie making. It is trucked to where it’s needed, given cosmetic changes to suit, and then filmed in its movie part. Afterward, the locomotive is brought back to this 1865 appearance and returned to New Freedom. Historical Civil War weekend encampments are done nearby and reenactors sometimes accompany the railroad operations. That’s when it becomes a true time machine.
This piece of living history is a one-of-a-kind accomplishment and worth visiting if you enjoy history and live steam railroading. If you would like to learn more and see an operating schedule, visit the website www.steamintohistory.com
There’s another view of this old-fashioned train taken the same day. It’s in motion in a scenic setting running across a bridge over a stream and called Mr. Lincoln’s Train #14580.
Location: near New Freedom, York County, Pennsylvania.
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