Welcome to the Northern Central Railway

Thank you for a great 2017 season!  Our train will be running again beginning March 18, 2018 with the Eggspecially Fun Bunny Run trips.  Until then, our gift shop is open during the week, and you can usually find some good sales going on!

The William H. Simpson No. 17 is a faithful replica of the Civil War steam locomotive that carried Abraham Lincoln to deliver his now famous Gettysburg Address. These same tracks carried Lincoln’s funeral train two years later. Come experience history as you ride in our custom built coaches, pulled by a 1860s replica steam locomotive.

Check our calendar for dates and times and purchase tickets by clicking on the link at the top of the page. Prices are listed once you select a date.

The Seitzland excursions are 45 minutes, Glen Rock rides are 1 hour long  and the Hanover Junction runs are 2.5 hours long.  All rides are round-trip and begin in New Freedom, PA.

If interested in lodging or camping in New Freedom, Summit Grove is the perfect place and within walking distance to Steam Into History.

If you are a reenactor and interested in being involved, the events coordinator at slupinacci@steamintohistory.com.

PRR No. 7580 (diesel engine) is operating on our track and sharing duties with our No. 17 steam locomotive.

Questions? You can refer to the FAQs section of this site or you can call the office, our phone number is 717-942-2370.

Steam Into History Position Statement:

Steam Into History is a fun, family attraction which always exceeds visitors’ expectations with its commitment to living history, education and holiday magic!


Tickets are not refundable.  If you wish to transfer to a different date please contact us at 717-942-2370, or email us at info@steamintohistory.com  You must make the transfer prior to the date of your excursion. Steam Into History is a 501(c) 3 non profit charitable educational organization.  We are EITC approved.