Pennsylvania Rail Roads have been a vital part of our state’s success for more than 150 years, thanks to continuous expansion and innovation. One of those innovations is the diesel locomotive, which has been the backbone of the industry since the 1940s. From the earliest switch engines to today’s high-horsepower thoroughbreds, the diesel locomotive has been essential to the growth of Pennsylvanian and American railroads.
This Sunday, your fun and exciting train experience starts in New Freedom, PA! You will be welcomed aboard the No. 17 steam locomotive by friendly volunteers to enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode this line on his way to Gettysburg to deliver the Gettysburg Address. Two years later Lincoln’s funeral train rode on this same line.
The cars are pulled and pushed by the steam locomotive.
The Glen Rock excursion is one hour long. The Hanover Junction Flyer is two and a half hours long.
Tickets will be available to be picked up at the ticket booth in the back of the gift shop on the day of the trip.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled excursion to take photos of both locomotives at the station.
Season Sponsors: Bronze Sponsors Aero Energy and The Patrick Organization