2011 Ice Harvest Excursion
Contact: Reservations, (570) 340-5204
SCRANTON, Pa. – As Old Man Winter takes hold of our region, Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pa., will offer a special mid-winter steam excursion to the annual Ice Harvest Demonstration in Tobyhanna, Pa. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, a historic steam locomotive will travel to the Tobyhanna station, and excursionists will be transported to Mill Pond #1, courtesy of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, where historic tools and equipment will be used to gather blocks of ice from the pond. The replica ice house stores enough ice to last well into the summer months. The Tobyhanna Ice Harvest excursion is scheduled to depart at 10:00 a.m. and return at approximately 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $31 – ages 16-61, $26 – ages 62 and older, $20 – ages 6 to 15 years old. Children to age 5 require a "no charge" ticket. The $6 daily Park Entrance Fee is included in the ticket cost. Reservations may be made by phoning (570) 340-5204, 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. daily (10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. after January 2, 2011).
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Did You Know?
A large hard-working steam locomotive can use up to 6 tons of coal in about an hour. The fireman (the one who shovels the coal) might shovel 200 pounds of coal a minute! This is why railroads helped design mechanical stokers. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, PA. More...