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York soldier deserted after being reported as killed in railroad accident

Railroad travel in the 19th century at times could be risky at times. Poor track conditions such as broken or loose rails could cause a train to derail. Excessive speed, poor weather conditions, two trains on the same track headed … Continue reading

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New book covers the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad in the Civil War

Railroad travelers from Harrisburg or York, Pennsylvania, to Baltimore typically took the Northern Central Railway. From Baltimore, there were convenient connections to Washington, Hagerstown and points west using the Baltimore & Ohio. Once finished with business in Baltimore, the traveler … Continue reading

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President Street Station: Baltimore Civil War Museum

During the Civil War, three separate railroads served Baltimore, Maryland. Because of city ordinances against noise, locomotives could not be run through downtown. So, the railroads had their own terminals and tracks a few blocks apart, interconnected with city streets … Continue reading

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York CWRT to host talk on “The Northern Central Railway in the Civil War”

The railroads of both the North and the South played important roles in the Civil War, perhaps more so than in any previous war. Troops, ammunition, supplies, horses and mules, coal for naval ships, and cargo of all sorts for … Continue reading

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New booklet “Tales Along the Tracks” published

Folks who have ridden the Steam into History excursion train between New Freedom and Glen Rock or Hanover Junction, Pa., may be familiar with Brenda Yarrison. She often rides the train as a volunteer hostess, telling stories to the patrons … Continue reading

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Steam into History requests your help! Clean-up day and volunteer day!

Steam into History, Inc. is a relatively new organization which is planning to bring a replica Civil War steam locomotive and passenger cars to southern York County in 2013. They plan to run the train between New Freedom and Hanover … Continue reading

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Glen Rock to host free talk on the Rebel invasion and the railroads in York County, Pa.

The Glen Rock Historic Preservation Society will present author and lecturer Scott L. Mingus, Sr. at its Tuesday, July 24, 2012, monthly meeting. Mingus, the author of ten books on the American Civil War, will present a PowerPoint presentation on … Continue reading

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One-tank roadtrip: Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania hosts special Civil War exhibit

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, located in Strasburg in east-central Lancaster County, has the largest collection of vintage Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives and rolling stock in the country. Located across the street from the historic Strasburg Railroad, which runs excursions with … Continue reading

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