Presidential Ride on the Lincoln Train Project

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Lincoln Funeral Train

Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Funeral Train Project


The Lincoln Train Project pays tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents through a recreation of the 1865 funeral train ride from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Ill., one of the most widely attended funerals in the nation.

The project commemorates the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with a national tour and a reconstruction of the original funeral train car that carried the president’s body. Elgin-based Kloke Locomotive Works spent years building a replica of the 19th-century funeral car.

The completed train will pass through many of the same major cities on its original route. The Lincoln Funeral Train kicks off the journey on April 21, and arrives in Springfield on May 2.

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