American Freedom Train behind schedule

Freedom Train at Last

American Freedom Train arrives nearly one hour behind schedule on July 22, 1976.

 

The American Freedom Train,  a 26-car,  display laden train, chugged into the East Stroudsburg station at 8:20 p.m. on July 22, 1976, nearly one hour behind schedule.

Although late, an estimated 3,000 people lined the Erie-Lackawanna tracks, eager to catch a glimpse of the train as it made its way to the next exhibition stop in Morristown, N.J.

The train was on tour in celebration of the U.S. Bicentennial, making stops throughout the nation. Painted red, white and blue, it hauled Americana displays and historical artifacts.

The 26-car FreedomTrain pulls into the East Stroudsburg station.

 View a gallery of American Freedom Train photos.

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