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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania


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.


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)


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?

A ring of flame envelopes a steam locomotive drive wheel as a tire is heated so it can be placed on the wheel.

Though made of steel, the tires on a steam locomotive wear out. A new tire is cut slightly too small and then it is heated until it expands. After workers slide it onto the wheel, the tire shrinks as it cools and is locked into place. Learn more about steam locomotive maintenance at Steamtown NHS. More...