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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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.

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...