Lincoln funeral train voyage canceled after fundraising lag

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- It appears a re-creation of President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train will not take its voyage after all.

Organizers were unable to raise the $250,000 needed for the trip from Washington to Springfield, Ill. to mark 150 years since Lincoln died.

A group of history lovers is building a replica of his funeral train car in Elgin.

It's unclear if the train will be part of the commemorative events in Springfield next month. null
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