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The Freedom Train

Freedom Train

April 16, 1975
The Freedom Train stopped in Dover to tank up with 18,000 gallons of water. The American Freedom Train toured the 48 contiguous US states from April 1, 1975 through December 31, 1976 to commemorate the United States Bicentennial.  Inspired by the Freedom Train of the late 1940s, the vintage steam train featured 12 display cars carrying exhibits featuring historic Americana such as George Washington's copy of the Constitution, Judy Garland's dress from The Wizard of OZ, Thomas Edison’s first working lightbulb, a lunar rover, and John F. Kennedy’s rocking chair.

 Freedom Train

The fourth display stop on the tour was in Manchester, New Hampshire, where was open to visitors for two days before it departed for Portland, Maine.

Freedom Train

 

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