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New Freedom Station

—Heritage Rail Trail County Park —

The first New Freedom Station was built in the 1860s and later expanded. Passengers boarding trains here could go north to York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania or south to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It also connected with the eastern-bound Stewartstown Railroad.

For 100 years, the station was at the center of town life. Passengers and goods came and went. It also housed a telegraph office and served as a mail depot. The last passenger train left New Freedom Station on April 30, 1971. It was restored in 2003 to its 1940s appearance.

Northern Central R. R. Station, New Freedom, Pa.

Booming Businesses
New Freedom was named for Peter Free, the son of a German immigrant who purchased land here in the 1780s. With the railroad's arrival, the town prospered. In 1885, local businesses included a lumberyard, gristmill, brickyard, cigar factories, and an ice cream factory!

Station Design
This building reflects the Northern Central Railway's standard design for a "rural station." Three identical stations remain intact today between Baltimore and Lake Erie on the old NCR line.
HM NumberHM2F36
Placed ByYork County Parks
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Date Added Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354278 N 4400281
Decimal Degrees39.73998333, -76.70066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.399', W 76° 42.04'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 23.94" N, 76° 42' 2.3999999999999" W
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