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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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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?

The Wright Flyer flew 120 feet on its first flight.  The largest steam engine at Steamtown is 12 feet longer!

The first flight of the Wright Flyer was 120 feet. That is 12 feet less than the length of one of the steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site. The Union Pacific 'Big Boy', built in 1941, is 132 feet, 9 3/4 inches long! More...