PRR & Rail Fan Day on The Hanover Junction Express
Please note, this event has expired.
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. On this day, your fun and exciting train ride experience starts in New Freedom, PA! Enter our gift shop and purchase your ticket from the friendly agent inside. Tour our model display room while you wait to board your train or take a tour of the cab of 7580. Learn about the engines that passed through New Freedom with a display by our lead engineer and head conductor. Then you will be welcomed aboard by friendly volunteers as you enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside of York County on a historic railway that dates back to the late 1820s. Sit back and enjoy this 2 1/2-hour round trip ride to Hanover Junction. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode these tracks on his way to Gettysburg to deliver his now-famous Gettysburg Address. Enjoy the scenic countryside and visit the Hanover Junction Museum on the stopover. There will be four places to get off the train and have a photo shoot. Two static photo shots will be taken at Glen Rock and Hanover Junction. Two run-bys will take place north of Larue, PA and north of Railroad, PA.
2 West Main Street, New Freedom, PA 17349