Street Detours Expected on Saturday, March 15
Scranton's "St Patrick's Day Parade" is tentatively scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. Large crowds in the city and along the downtown parade route are expected, which will result in street closures, traffic detours and delays. More »
Canadian Pacific Railway Announces Lineup, Schedule for U.S. Holiday Train Shows
SCRANTON, PA – The musicians have been chosen, the whistle stops selected and the lights soon will be hung on the boxcars with care for Canadian Pacific Railway’s U.S. Holiday Train and its goodwill journey for food shelves across the U.S. Northeast.
The Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 28 at Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and visitors are advised to plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. The train will then depart Scranton for Binghamton, New York on the former Lackawanna Railroad’s mainline, expecting to cross the historic Tunkhannock Viaduct between 6:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Did You Know?
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...