The Gettysburg and Harrisburg Train Depot, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The town of Gettysburg in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania is famous for the battle in the American Civil War. The town is also a famous railroad town where the railroad had a small role to play in the battle. President Abraham Lincoln arrived in this town to deliver his famous ‘Gettysburg Address’. Today, passenger trains no longer stop here, but the trains still come through town, and the old train station, commonly called the ‘Lincoln Train Station’, is now a museum. So much of the railroad history of Gettysburg is centered around the Lincoln Train Station, but years later, a second train station was built one block west of the Gettysburg Train Station.

Welcome to the Gettysburg and Harrisburg Train Depot. It is often overshadowed by the Lincoln Train Station as it was erected in April of 1884 long after the big war took place. Well, it did play…

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