Pa. group hopes to get Civil War-era train rolling

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A replica of a Civil War-era train could be rolling through central Pennsylvania in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, if members of a York County nonprofit have their way.

Steam into History Inc. says the project will combine the history of the Northern Central Railway and the Civil War in York County.

Co-chair Bill Simpson tells the York Daily Record ( ) that he sees the train drawing railroad buffs and history enthusiasts from far and wide to the area.

Backers point out that President Abraham Lincoln traveled on a train through the county to deliver the Gettysburg Address, and two years later, his funeral train chugged along the same Northern Central Railway....

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