Springtime in the Pennsylvania woods. The trees in the Pennsylvania woodlands are just beginning to bud as the replica of Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Train makes its way from Harrisburg to Philadelphia on the long road back to Illinois, following original right-of-way, that passes through the grounds of Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, PA.
All of the equipment seen here was constructed by Mr. David Kloke and his staff over the past 10 years. The train includes the locomotive "Leviathan", an 1848-vintage day coach and the replica of the Lincoln Presidential Car. All of the equipment is now owned by and resides at the Stone Gables Estate. Those visiting the Star Barn, on the property of Stone Gables Estate can see an aerial photo of the property, depicting plans for a larger railroad presence. Eventually, the current 6/10ths of a mile of track will expand to over 3 miles as the Stone Gables Estate re-creates an 1860s-era railroad, complete with water tank, train shed and turntable. An additional day coach and combine are planned additions to the collection of rolling stock. In the near future, it is expected that the locomotive will be re-lettered for the Pennsylvania Railroad. This new operation will be called the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad. Although it is not intended to become a conventional tourist railroad, it will be featured in public events that the site holds, and may also participate in private events.