RailPictures.Net Photo: None Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad Lincoln Presidential Car at Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania by Kevin Madore
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» Stone Gables Estate 
» Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
» April 22, 2022
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Maintaining the vigil. A Union Sentry stands guard over the coffin of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in the aft compartment of the Presidential Car "United States."

This 2022 re-enactment was conducted at the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad, on the grounds of Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, PA, on the 157th anniversary of the date on which President Lincoln's funeral train passed this very spot. As I understand it, the interior of the replica of the "United States" represents the as-built configuration of the car, with sitting rooms on either end and a state room for the President in the center. For the actual funeral of President Lincoln, I believe that the stateroom was removed and that the coffins of both the President and his son Willie, who had died 3 years earlier, were carried in the center of the car, not in the aft compartment as depicted here.

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Photos from the new, 1860s heritage railroad, which is being developed on the grounds of Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown, PA.
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