- - - - Funeral Train Route 1865.
____ Inaugural Train 1861.
NOTE: The Inaugural Train route from Harrisburg to Baltimore was via York, Pennsylvania but President-elect Lincoln was not on that train. The President-elect traveled from Harrisburg to Washington via Philadelphia, Wilmington, Perryville to Baltimore then on to Washington.
On the evening of February 22, 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln was taken by secret train from Harrisburg, back to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and boarded a scheduled passenger train for Washington D. C., in a clandestine move that passed through Wilmington, Delaware and into Baltimore, Maryland, where his sleeping car was transferred over the streets of Baltimore to another scheduled train and sent on to Washington.
The 1865 Funeral Train used the east end of the Inaugural Train route between Washington and Cleveland, Ohio. West of Cleveland, it duplicated one mile of trackage at Columbus, Ohio and 64 miles between Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana. Otherwise, all trackage west of Cleveland constituted a new route.
Map drawn by Scott D. Trostel and used with permission.