"Those Train People" - A project of
The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train
Elgin, Ill. - July 1
It has been a wild and wonderful two months on the road and, while we love sharing the Lincoln Funeral Train will all of you, our crew is taking a well-earned break during July.
Since May 3, more than 15,000 people have toured the Lincoln Funeral Car in six Midwestern cities. That's a lot of moving, cleaning, packing and unpacking! We will be back on the road in August, when we will visit the North Carolina Transportation Museum. In the meantime, if you're curious about just how our crew members work their magic so you can step back in time aboard the Lincoln Funeral Train, check out this wonderful aerial video, courtesy of B LPHOTO.
The Lincoln Funeral Car has received glowing reviews everywhere we have visited, but there is still work to be done. Funds are needed to purchase and install two wood-burning stoves that are built by a company that has been in business since Lincoln's day. There is also more work to be done on the gold leafing on the car's exterior. Our goal is to match the original car as closely as possible, and with your help we will accurately re-create history! Please click the "Donate" button below to make your tax-deductible contribution today. Thank you.
Miss your chance to grab an official Lincoln Funeral Train T-shirt at one of our events? No worries! This summer we're building an online version of our Leviathan Store. Check back here for updates!
More than 15,000 guests have toured the Lincoln Funeral Car since May 3, 2015!
Please help us continue to bring living history to communities throughout the nation. Your contribution is tax-deductible.