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    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Steamtown NHS Announces 2012 Regular and Special Excursions

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Date: June 4, 2012
Contact: Mark Brennan, 570-340-5244

SCRANTON, Pa. - Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the train excursion schedule at Steamtown National Historic Site! This year, we'll feature our popular steam trips to Moscow Station and 10 special excursions with historic diesel-powered locomotives. Our seasonal passenger trains help visitors remember the sights, sounds and smells of train travel of yesteryear. For those too young to have had the experience first-hand, these excursions offer the opportunity to learn how most people traveled for work, business and pleasure in a time when minivans and SUVs hadn't been invented.

Steamtown National Historic Site 2012 Excursion Schedule
Reservations 570-340-5204 or toll free 888-693-9391, x5204


2012 REGULAR SCHEDULE

 

 

Moscow, Pa.

 

July 7, 21, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1, 2

October 6, 13, 14, 21, 27, 28

Departs 12:30 pm returns approx. 2:30 pm
tentatively powered by historic steam locomotive

 

Adults (ages 16 - 61) $24

Seniors (ages 62 and older) $22

Children (ages 6 to 15) $17

Children (to age 5) Free! (Ticket required)

 

 

 

 


The "Scranton Limited" short train rides began on April 28 and are scheduled to operate through November 30 on selected days. Tickets to ride this train cost $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older. For a unique view of te operations, each steam or diesel departure of the "Scranton Limited " will allow one rider, age 16 or older, in the locomotive cab for $35.00, in addition to the Park Entrance Fee. Reservations are not available for the "Scranton Limited" and Locomotive Cab rides.

 

2012 SPECIAL EXCURSIONS

 


Tobyhanna Army Depot 100th Anniversary Express

 

June 23

 

Departs 9 am, returns approx 5 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives

 

 

Adults (ages 16-61) $34

Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29

Children (ages 6 - 15) $22

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required


"Founder's Day" Special
Delaware Water Gap Twp., Pa.

 

June 30

 

Departs 9 am, returns approx 5:30 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives

 

 

Adults (ages 16-61) $54

Seniors (ages 62 and older) $49

Children (ages 6 - 15) $32

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required

 

"Americana Freedom" Express
Gouldsboro, Pa.

 

July 14

 

Departs 11 am, returns approx 3 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives

 

 

Adults (ages 16-61) $34

Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29

Children (ages 6 - 15) $22

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required

 

"Great Gatsby" Express
Gouldsboro, Pa.

 

October 7

 

Departs 11 am, returns approx 3 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives

 

 

Adults (ages 16-61) $34

Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29

Children (ages 6 - 15) $22

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required

 

"Fall Foliage"
Tobyhanna, Pa.

 

October 20

 

Departs 11 am, returns approx 3 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives

 

 

Adults (ages 16-61) $34

Seniors (ages 62 and older) $29

Children (ages 6 - 15) $22

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required


"Holiday Express"
Moscow, Pa.

 

November 23, 24
December 1

 

Departs 11 am, returns approx 3 pm
tentatively powered by historic steam locomotive


Adults (age 16 and older) $19

Children (ages 6-15) $12

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required


"Holiday Limited"
Gouldsboro, Pa.

 

November 25
December 2

                                                                

Departs 11 am, returns approx 3:30 pm
powered by historic diesel locomotives


Adults (age 16 and older) $29

Children (ages 6-15) $17

Children (to age 5) Free - Ticket required


The Entrance Fee to the grounds at Steamtown is $7.00 per adult, daily, ages 16 and older. Children ages 15 and younger, accompanied by an adult, are admitted to the Park at no cost. All walking tours offered by the Steamtown NHS staff, including museum access and the park movie, Steel and Steam, are included in the Entrance Fee. Excursion fares include the Park Entrance Fee.  Reservations must be pre-paid, and tickets are non-refundable unless an excursion is cancelled by Park Management. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Phone (570) 340-5204 to purchase tickets.


Located in downtown Scranton, Pa., Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. From I-81 follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then, follow the brown and white signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67). The full 2012 Excursion Schedule is also available to view and print online at www.nps.gov/stea; click "Train Rides." Additional general park information is available by phoning (570) 340-5200 during regular business hours, or by visiting the Park website anytime!

 
- Digital images for media purposes are available upon request -

-NPS-

 

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