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Obama Riding Lincoln Train To New Heights

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Dec 16, 2008 7:20PM

President-Elect Barack Obama has become known for making and drawing comparisons to Illinois' other President, Abraham Lincoln. Now he's going one step further by taking the same train route from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. that Lincoln, his "political idol", did before his inauguration. The journey will begin for the Obamas on January 17 when their train will depart Philadelphia after a celebration event. There will be a stop in Wilmington, Delaware to pick up the Biden family, and then a stop in Baltimore for a speaking engagement which is expected to draw 150,000 people. And then? Washington for the inauguration on January 20.