There are performers, musicians and living historians on the train every weekend.
Many thanks to the Cultural Alliance for their grant. Our entertainment was substantially subsidise by this wonderful organization. Please support this group and their efforts to bring the arts to York County.
Jeff Greenawalt, Frets and Strings Antique
Jeff Greenawalt is a musician, actor, and history buff with extensive experience in performing. Join him as he tells tales and sings songs from the Civil War era and the Northern Central Railroad. You might just find yourself singing along (perhaps sharing some Goober Peas)! It’s a good bet you’ll want to hear him again and again.
For more information on Jeff, visit: http://www.flipsidepa.com/ci_24275639/jeff-greenwalt-combines-love-civil-war-history-music?source=most_viewed
Kent Courtney is an entertainer, educator and living historian. Mr. Courtney is a nationally recognized authority on the Civil War and railroad history.
In Smoke and Fire News, Matt Merta said of Kent Courtney "For many years he has released tapes and CDs of period music that can be ranked as some of the best and most authentic interpretations… Courtney does strive for authenticity in his work and with Garryowen, he is probably the best at it today.
As a producer and director, he has worked on "The Sabers and Roses Civil War Reality TV Show" and dozens of commercials and hundreds of live productions. Join him for an excursion to remember.
For more information on Kent, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=576MrEJ7SLk
The Great Train Robbery Duo
The Great Train Robbery has been together for the past two decades. The original band released 8 albums and has played for over 5,000 colleges, corporate events, festivals, fairs and night clubs.
We are happy to have two of the band members who have opened for the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, and Blue Oyster Cult to name a few.
For more information on the band, visit: http://www.greattrainrobbery.com/
The Susquehanna Travellers have been playing traditional Nineteenth Century music for more than a decade, with a focus on the Civil War era and Irish music. The musicians as also Civil War re-enactors and are members of the 87th Volunteer Infantry.
For more information on Susquehanna Travellers, visit: http://www.susquehannatravellers.com
Kenneth Serfass as General Grant
"General Grant describing the value and importance of railroads to the Union war effort and how he saw to use them for ultimate victory. This includes developing the army railroad, exploiting southern lines to our use, and anecdotes on military rail incidents and disaster's, like the Great Train Chase, the accident near Shohola, and the burning of the Wrightsville Bridge. This is all done first person and in real time, now for this year in 1865, and Q&A with the general on those topics, his war exploits or his personal life are always welcome."
For more info on Ken, check out his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UsGrantInLivingHistory
Frank & Bonnie Orlando as Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Lee
Frank Orlando brings General Robert E. Lee to life with the help of his wife. Hear about his life, not only as a General, but also as a family man. Come witness this pair’s passion for living history aboard our historic rails.
Visit Mr. Orlando's website: http://arlingtonhouseimpressions.com/about/
Otter Productions- Murder Mystery Rides
Otter Productions is a Maryland and Pennsylvania based performing group. Their unique performances include improvisation, comedy and crowd interaction which is guaranteed fun for the whole family! Help solve the mystery and enjoy the comedic shenanigans of this great group!
Check out Otter Productions website: http://www.otterproductions.com/
The James-Younger Gang
This gang of American Outlaws was well known in the 19th century. The group included the notorious Jesse James and the Younger brothers. Today this gang is lead by Mike Hall and a great group of men and women who bring fun and humor to their "train robbery" experience.
Fake riches will be provided to the passengers, but the gang will also be robbing for charity.
August 22 all robbery proceeds will go to Animal Rescue Inc. http://www.animalrescueinc.org/
James Hayney as Lincoln
"Mr. Hayney helps us understand Lincoln's values and attitudes, which were the foundation of his successful efforts to maintain the union of states and to free the slaves. " Al Holliday, publisher, Pennsylvania Magazine
Mr. Hayney will join us in November . He is legendary and very popular with our riders!
For more information on Mr. Hayney, visit: http://lookingforalincoln.com/