Elgin master mechanic builds Lincoln's funeral car replica

A local mechanic is building a full-size replica of the funeral train car that carried Lincoln's body in 1865 from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Ill.
April 13, 2014 8:31:22 AM PDT
A Bartlett master mechanic with a penchant for trains and Abraham Lincoln is building a replica of the ornate train car that carried the 16th President's body from Washington, D.C., back to Springfield, Ill.

David Kloke hopes to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination next April by recreating the 180-city train ride, and then turning it into a traveling exhibit.

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