The American Freedom Train toured the USA from April 1, 1975 through
December 31, 1976 to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. The train
was pulled by three different steam locomotives. Each locomotive pulled
the train through a different part of the country. Each of the steam
locomotives were restored specifically for the purpose of pulling this train.
Several locomotives were considered (but not used) for pulling the American Freedom Train
Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #755 (Now on display at the Conneaut Station in Conneaut, OH)
Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #763 (Now on display at the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, OH)
Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 #611 (Now operating from the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, VA)
Union Pacific 4-8-4 #8444 (Now in service on the Union Pacific)
Santa Fe 4-8-4 #2925 (Now stored in Sacramento, CA)
The American Freedom Train began is journey in Wilminton, DE on April 1, 1975 and concluded its journey in Miami, FL on December 31, 1976.