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Smart Talk Road Trip Goes to the York Heritage Rail Trail at Hanover Junction Station

Written by WITF Staff | Apr 26, 2019 12:12 PM
York County Rail Trail Authority sign

Discuss Pennsylvania's rich rail trail history and learn about the York Heritage Rail Trail with a Smart Talk Road Trip to the York Heritage Rail Trail at Hanover Junction Station on Tuesday, May 14th. The broadcast will take place outside in the main parking lot rain or shine. After the show stick around and explore the Hanover Junction Railroad museum and/or take a hike with Scott LaMar!

The broadcast begins at 9 AM.

The York Heritage Rail Trail

About the York Heritage Rail Trail

Heritage Rail Trail County Park extends more than twenty-one miles, this park winds through scenic areas of southern York County. The ADA trail is a 10-foot wide compacted stone surface designed for hiking, bicycling, running, horseback riding, as well as winter sports such as cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The 19th century saw the growth of the Northern Central Railroad, a vital link between Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, upstate New York and Lake Ontario. Its passage through York County brought prosperity to the area's farmers, merchants and manufacturers and spurred the growth of communities like Glen Rock, Hanover Junction and the town of Railroad. Following the declared bankruptcy of the Penn Central Railroad in 1970 and the major destruction of the rail line in 1972 by Hurricane Agnes, the County of York purchased the rail corridor in 1990 through a special agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Construction of the trail was completed in August 1999.

Hanover Junction

About Hanover Junction Railroad Station

Built in 1851-1852 by the Hanover Branch Railroad. The Northern Central Railway leased a ticket office in the station. During the Civil War, the station was raided by Confederate Lieutenant Colonel E.V. White and the 35th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry on June 27, 1863, several days before the Battle of Gettysburg. The telegraph wires were cut and railroad bridges over the Codorus Creek were burned. The railroad station was left intact. President Abraham Lincoln visited the station on November 18 and 19, 1863, on his was to Gettysburg to give the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers Cemetery. On April 21,1865, President Lincoln's funeral train passed through Hanover Junction.

This event is free but RSVP is requested.

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