It is a great time year for a train ride, our rails are lined with colorful trees! Come out Wednesday or Thursday this week for a ride with J.W. Gitt.

Steam Into History


Steam Into History, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational, charitable organization.

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. 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 tickets to the upper left of the screen marked "Tickets and Schedule". Prices are listed once you select a date. There will be a $1 handling fee added to each ticket.

The notations 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 1 hour long. 

The Hanover Junction rides are 2.5  hours long. 

All rides are round-trip. They will all begin and end in New Freedom.

All rides have a narrator. Weekend rides have entertainers. See the "Meet Our Entertainers" tab for more information on the entertainers.

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

Visit us on Facebook where you will see a multitude of photos our many followers have contributed to the page.  




Cab Rides Available

Cultural Alliance of York

Upcoming Events

Kent Courtney

Always a crowd Favorite!

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General Grant

General Grant's stories and experiences are brought to life as you ride the train!

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Scream Into History- The CRAZY Train!

A SCARY Good Time!

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