The Friends of the Heritage Rail Rail have released their schedule of free 2019 porch talks at Hanover Junction and New Freedom depots.
After the battle of Antietam, a special ammunition train set a new speed record as it raced through York County on its way from Washington to Hagerstown.
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed through York County on April 21, 1863, as a cold drizzle set the tone as somber crowds lined the tracks.
York author and webmaster Randy Drais was part of a volunteer team that recovered old ties of the defunct Gettysburg & Harrisburg RR, which once ran through the battlefield.
Only a handful of outdoor photographs taken during the Civil War in York County, PA, still exist. Many more may have been taken. Here are a few examples.
York County, PA, bordering slave state Maryland, had many residents that expressed pro-Southern sentiments during the Civil War, including at the polls. Sometimes, that support was more blatant.
The Hanover Branch Railroad provided freight and passenger service connecting Gettysburg and Littlestown to the Northern Central Railway at Hanover Junction.