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Hanover Junction Railroad Experience with Rev. James Allen Brown

Jul 21, 2017

Ride Time(s): 1:00pm


Rev. James Allen Brown was born and raised in Drumore Township, Lancaster County. He graduated from Pennsylvania College in Gettysburg. He pastored Lutheran congregations in Baltimore, York, and Reading, Pennsylvania. He was the president of Newberry Lutheran College and Seminary in Newberry, South Carolina when the Civil War began. He returned to Pennsylvania and served as the chaplain of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and as the chaplain of the military hospital in York 1862 until 1864 when he became a professor at the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg and later president.

Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of York County to Hanover Junction, PA, on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. Ride along with a 1957 PA GP 9 (converted to GP 10 in 1979) at the only place in the world where an original Pennsylvania railroad locomotive runs on a genuine Pennsylvania rail line. Enjoy the countryside and your visit to the Hanover Junction Museum on the stopover.

This is a diesel ride.