"Those Train People" - A project of
The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train
Elgin, Ill. - May 22
Just over one year ago Leviathan No. 63 won the hearts of many northern Ohioans when she steamed along the Lorain & West Virginia line at Wellington. The event went over so well, in fact, that Lakeshore Railway Association was eager to host not only Leviathan but the entire Lincoln Funeral Train this Memorial Day weekend. As we prepare for what will no doubt be another successful outing for "United States," Lakeshore Railway Assocition will also earn bragging rights as the first location where Leviathan will operate as part of the entire Funeral Train display.
Lincoln Funeral Train Volunteer Dale Moorhouse, who portrays John Hay, one of Mr. Lincoln’s private secretaries, will once again offer in-character presentations about the train and Mr. Lincoln's commitment to railroad expansion.
Wellington will be our final tour stop in May. More information about this event, including ride times and tickets, can be found at lsra.org.
Donations still needed for Lincoln Funeral Car
Our tour is off to a flying start, but there is still work to do. Builder Dave Kloke hopes to improve upon the Lincoln Funeral Car's already impressive historical accuracy by adding a period wood stove and the crew needs to make some minor adjustments that will allow for easier loading and unloading. In addition, our long-term goal is to complete another passenger car that will serve as an educational space.
Historic Railroad Equipment Association is a registered nonprofit, so your contribution is tax-deductible and will be used to improve and maintain this one-of-a-kind example of living history.
Please see our donations page for information about how to share in our Journey into History.
Thank you for your support!
People stand in line to tour the Lincoln Funeral Car in Ashland, Ohio. See the local coverage here!