York – No. 17

No matter who you are. No matter where you are. No matter what you are doing. The is a possibility that something extraordinary will happen.

York No. 17, a 4-4-0, is one of two replica of a Civil War-era steam locomotive, the other one is Leviathan No. 63. Fired by used motor oil it operates Friday through Sunday on excursions from New Freedom, Pa to Glen Rock or Hanover Junction. For more on the history of this piece of US History see the Steam into History site, and read more about this and the Leviahtan No. 63 read here. Both engines built by the Kloke Locomotive Works

York No. 17 is a replica of the train that took President Abraham Lincoln to Gettysburg in November of 1863 to deliver the Gettysburg Address. Hanover Station, about 20 miles north of New Freedom and where President Abraham Lincoln visited on November 18 and 19, 1863, on his was to and from Gettysburg to give the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers Cemetery. On April 21,1865, President Lincoln’s funeral train again passed through Hanover Junction on the way to Springfield, Illinois.

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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3 Responses to York – No. 17

  1. THESE ARE AMAZING TIMES! 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    AND A TRAIN PICTURE—A RE-CREATION ONE CAN RIDE OVER A VERY HISTORICAL ROUTE!!!!

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