Friday, July 11, 2008
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Mystery full-moon train trip to stop in Lincoln

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[July 11, 2008]  The American Association of Railroaders has announced Lincoln as a stop on its Full Moon Train Excursion. The visit is part of this year's summer mystery excursion, which will cover 250-plus miles aboard two interstate trains. The excursion departs from St. Louis at 5:15 p.m. July 18 and arrives back in St. Louis at 12:30 a.m. on July 19. The train is expected to make its stop in Lincoln on July 18 at 8:10 p.m.

During the Lincoln stop, Geoff Ladd, tourism director, will give the travelers a tour of the historic downtown courthouse district. The tour will include the christening site, where Abraham Lincoln personally dedicated the city, and several other attractions with an Abraham Lincoln connection. The visitors will also be given a tour of Postville Courthouse, hosted by Postville coordinator Shirley Bartelmay. Postville Courthouse is a reproduction of the original 1840 courthouse visited by lawyer Abraham Lincoln while he traveled the 8th Judicial Circuit. After viewing some of the most interesting history of Lincoln, the train tour will depart from Lincoln at 9:47 p.m. to continue with its trip.

The American Association of Railroaders is a nonprofit educational and historical organization interested in transportation, especially railroads and tracked systems. Incorporated in Missouri in 1967, the association has sponsored hundreds of rail excursions, weekend tours, chartered trains, steam locomotive specials and other historic events. The organization has worked to improve and expand transportation options for the public.

Space on the Full Moon Train Excursion is limited to 110 passengers. If you are interested in attending the event or would like more information, please visit or contact Rick Eichhorst at 314-752-3148.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]






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