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 on this one-hour ride to Glen Rock, PA. We will take you back in time to the 1860s, when President Lincoln rode the same line on his way to Gettysburg to deliver his now-famous Gettysburg Address. ALL ABOARD!