• An engineer inspects the running gear of a steam locomotive at Steamtown NHS

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Collections

A small, black steam locomotive and tender, with a blue sky and white clouds in background at Steamtown NHS

Baldwin #26, an 0-6-0 steam locomotive, at Steamtown NHS.  The locomotive is undergoing a full rebuild and restoration.

RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVES AND ROLLING STOCK COLLECTION

 
1902 B&O Railroad timetable for a GAR encampment at Washington, DC on white paper with blue and red print

Image of a 1902 B&O Railroad timetable to a GAR encampment at Washington, DC (STEA 3103)

MUSEUM COLLECTION

Our museum collection consists of objects and equipment related to the steam-railroading era, including the steam-to-diesel transition, and contains archival and photographic materials, and archeological objects recovered from sites within the park. To view items that have been entered into the online database, click here!




For more information regarding the Steamtown NHS museum and archival collection, please email the Park Historian or phone (570) 340-5193 during regular business hours.

 

Did You Know?

Two steam locomotives pulling passenger trains pass by the loading platform at Steamtown.

There are about 1,950 steam locomotives in the United States. About 250 of these are capable of running. At any given time, fewer than 100 can operate. Steamtown National Historic Site has three steam locomotives which can run. More...