Lincoln’s funeral train

lincoln2The replica of the Lincoln funeral train is one of the more interesting items to pass through this area.

The car that was on display at the Coles County Fairgrounds the last couple of days represents 4.5 years of work to recreate as close as possible an unequaled piece of history.

The detail inside the car is impressive. You can imagine the way it looked to crowds lining the tracks just after the end of the Civil War. I was impressed by the research, the effort and passion put into the project.

I was sorry to miss the events last weekend in Springfield commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death. But this was a good taste. The turnout was good, too. One man came from California.

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