Glen Rock Express and Marc Charisse
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Travel to Glen Rock, PA with our vintage 1959 PA GP 9 diesel locomotive at the only place in the world where an original Pennsylvania railroad locomotive runs on a genuine Pennsylvania rail line. Your ride follows the route of the original Northern Central Railroad, a historic railway dating back to the 1820s, through the scenic Heritage Rail Trail County Park.
After your return to the New Freedom station, walk across Main Street to the New Freedom Green. You’ll find Dr. Marc Charisse, The Professor of Prestidigation, in the gazebo waiting to entertain you (weather permitting). Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or lunch for this 25-minute performance.
In nearly 50 years of performing, Marc has learned magic is a timeless art, touching something deep inside us — an urge to break the bonds of everyday life. Magic isn’t so much about fooling people as it is about getting them in touch with the mystery and wonder just beyond our grasp. Marc’s show is about sharing his own enthusiasm for the creations of seeming impossibilities. Marc wants the audience to believe, as he does, that the magic is somehow real.
The coaches are pushed and pulled by our vintage diesel locomotive.
The train excursion is 1 hour.
Tickets will be printed and available for pick up at the ticket booth on the day of the excursion.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to boarding.
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