The Northern Central Railway of York is a non-profit, Civil War-themed heritage railroad based in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. A reproduction 4-4-0 steam locomotive hauls passengers over 10 miles of Northern Central Railway track between New Freedom and Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania. The operation was originally named "Steam into History" and held its grand opening on June 1, 2013. In 2019 it took up the historical name Northern Central Railway.
The trains feature 4-4-0 steam locomotive York, a faithful reproduction of a typical American Standard engine common on North American railroads in the mid to late 19th century. York was custom built by the Kloke Locomotive Works (Somonauk, IL) in 2010–2013. Its design was based on blueprints created by O'Connor Engineering (Costa Mesa CA) for the replica Union Pacific No. 119 and Central Pacific Jupiter locomotives, constructed in the late 1970s for the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah.
(New Freedom, Pennsylvania – September 25, 2013). Fun fact: The N.C.R.R. on the tender is the AAR reporting mark for the North Carolina Railroad, not the Northern Central Railway!