Welcome to the Northern Central Railway

As our Season of Imagination steams on, our excursions in August will consist of Spirits of the West, Superheroes and The Great Southern Train Raid on the Northern Central Railway.  Our Summer Speak Series will also conclude in mid-month.

Steam Into History will be closed on July 4th to allow our staff and volunteers to spend time with their families and friends.

Steam Into History would like to thank Aero Energy for being a Bronze Sponsor of our 2018 Season of Imagination and the Glatfelter Insurance Group and The Kinsley Foundation for being a Season Sponsor.  We thank them for helping us to stay on track.

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.

The Railroad reserves the right, without liability and notice, to cancel and/or otherwise modify the schedule, routing and/or equipment on any excursion whenever, in its judgement circumstances warrant.

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 Specials are 45 minutes, Glen Rock Express is 1 hour, and the Hanover Junction Flyer is 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, contact Shawn, the Manager of Marketing and Development, 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.