John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad
There a very small little Pennsylvania town southwest of York known as Hanover Junction. If you were to go there today, you would not see much but the old train station, but it is an old train station with much history.
The town got its name from being at the spot where the Hanover Branch Railroad connected to the Northern Central Railroad. Of course, there are many places where two railroads came together, but it was here where 11,000 wounded soldiers from the Battle of Gettysburg were brought to be transferred to hospitals in Baltimore, York, and Harrisburg. It was also a place where Abraham Lincoln passed through twice: first on the trip to Gettysburg to deliver his famous Gettysburg Address and for the second time on his funeral train. The railroad made this town a major place of industry. When the railroad decline, so did the town. Both rail…
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