The Lincoln Train Museum, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


If you were to ask people which U.S. President that could be mostly associated with the railroad, most people would say Abraham Lincoln which would not be a surprise.  He did help with the expansion of the railroads in America, and he dealt with many cases involving railroads when he was an attorney.  Abraham Lincoln used the railroad for much of his travels to include his journey to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to deliver the famous Gettysburg Address.  This makes Gettysburg, the town made famous by the Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that was one of the turning points of the American Civil War, the perfect place for the Lincoln Train Museum.

On the outside of the museum, you will see a caboose on one side and a replica of a passenger car on the other side with a statue of Abraham Lincoln and a fellow passenger standing on the back.  You…

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