The new president is scheduled to ride a train into Washington to take the oath of office Jan. 20, evoking the legacy of Abraham Lincoln by riding the same route that brought him to the nation’s capital in 1861.
Barack Obama plans to start his trip Jan. 17 in Philadelphia aboard a chartered Amtrak train. He plans to stop in Wilmington, Del., to pick up Vice President-elect Joseph Biden Jr., make another stop in Baltimore and then head into Washington the same evening.
Obama started his presidential campaign by announcing his candidacy in Springfield, Ill., the same as Lincoln. The president elect is known to be an admirer of Lincoln.