Steam Into History
The William H. Simpson #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. You can now ride on our newly built 1860s replica steam locomotive with our newly built coaches that just arrived at the end of September 2013.
Your patronage is very important to us. The month of January we will be conducting an inspection for the steam engine. February we will run the train over Presidents birthday week-end and will begin week-end excursions shortly after that. Check our calendar for dates and times under buy tickets. Prices will be listed and a $1 charge will be added for ticketing. To purchase tickets go to buy tickets or tickets in the menu of this website.
Please note, all excursions will leave from New Freedom. The notation on the calendar for Glen Rock or Hanover Junction is telling you that you will ride to Glen Rock or Hanover Junction. The Glen Rock runs are one hour long, the Hanover Junction rides are two and a half hours long.
Questions, we are in the office Monday - Friday from 10:00 until 5:00 p.m. until the beginning of February. Our phone number is 717-942-2370.
Steam Into History, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational charity.
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Upcoming Events, News & Information
Upcoming events for spring 2014
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Celebrate National Library Week with us
Storytime on the Reading Express in collaboration with the Glen Rock Arthur Hufnagel Library.Read More »
Presidents weekend events are rescheduled for April 27. Ride the rails with Lincoln and Washington. Added bonus with purchase.
Lincoln and Washington on the train and more. Concert with roundtable including Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson.Read More »