Located in York County--heart of the beautiful Piedmont Country of South Central Pennsylvania, the Northern Central is less than an hour from downtown Baltimore and Harrisburg. York County's historic Northern Central Heritage Rail Trail parallels a portion of our track, and many visitors enjoy a walk or ride as part of their visit.

The Northern Central Railway runs along Codorus Creek, and the passing miles are filled with scenes of farms, forests and fields. We also go through several quaint towns such as Glen Rock, Seven Valleys and Hanover Junction (Abraham Lincoln detrained here on his trip to Gettysburg). The line passes past an emu farm, and through the the 373-foot Howard Tunnel, the oldest railroad tunnel in service in the world.


From The North:

  • Take Interstate 83 south to Exit 1 (last exit in PA).
  • Follow PA route 851 west to New Freedom.
  • Turn left of Penn St., one block to the Station. (Station is 3.5 miles from I-83).

From The South:

  • Take Interstate 83 north to Exit 36 (last exit in MD).
  • Turn right onto MD route 45 (This road becomes the Susquehanna Trail when you cross into PA).
  • Left turn onto Campbell Road (this road is alternately named Freedom Road, and Main Street).
  • Proceed into New Freedom.
  • Turn right at railroad tracks, signs direct you to the station.

Map is intended for navigation, and is not to scale.