Steam locomotives excite the senses and Steamtown keeps their stories alive!
Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can relive the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders and grease, the oil and steam, the people and stories of railroading have returned.
Explore our Museums!
Steamtown offers a Technology Museum and History Museum. These modern buildings explore the people, history, technology and lore of steam railroading.Read More
Ride a Train!
Experience the thrill of riding passenger train pulled by an historic steam or diesel locomotive! Learn more about our seasonal train operations!Read More
Photos, Video and more!
Like taking photos or videos of your vacation travel sites? This is a sample of what you may capture for YOUR memory album at Steamtown NHS!Read More
Did You Know?
The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...