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Re-creation of Lincoln rail trip to Springfield, Ill., is scrapped
Re-creation of Lincoln rail trip to Springfield, Ill., is scrapped

Plans for a funeral train that would have re-created the 1865 journey that took the president’s body from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Ill., have been scrapped because of a lack of funds. “We were hoping to secure major sponsorship,” Shannon Brown, a spokeswoman for the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Train, told the Los Angeles Times. “Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.” The plans for the replica 19th century locomotive and funeral car trip had rail fans and history buffs buzzing for a couple of years. A steam locomotive named Leviathan was built by Kloke Locomotive Works, based in Elgin, Ill., about 200 miles northeast of Springfield. That’s also...

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