More than 500 people gathered to watch the Hanover Junction Train Station host the the re-enactment of the Civil War era but the train didn’t make it.
The event was being celebrated in light of the 150th anniversary of the raid on the station during the Civil War Era. The event was put together by the Friends of the Heritage Rail Trail Corridor and the York County Department of Parks and Recreation. They teamed up with Steam into History Inc. to include a train in the reenactment but the train broke down on the way there after having mechanical problems.
Besides the train not making it to the Hanover junction, the confederates still carried on with their invasion. Giving people in the community a sense of what happened during the Civil War time period and how the station was raided. Attendees at the event were still happy to see the re-enactment of the raid despite the absence of the train.
The event kicked of at noon this afternoon and lasted to about 4pm.