Lincoln Coach Burned

February 13, 1909


The renowned "Lincoln Coach" is burnt and destroyed in tragic Sharpsville’s Railroad fire.


The historic “Lincoln coach,” in which President Abraham Lincoln is said to have ridden to the city of Washington for his inauguration, was destroyed in a fire at Sharpsville, Pa. It was the sole passenger equipment of the little Sharpsville railroad, running between that town and Wilmington Junction. It was covered with sheet iron, put on before Lincoln made his famous ride, and was suppose to be bulletproof.
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Alan Banuchi


“Lincoln Coach Burned,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed June 7, 2023,