Steamtown NHS Announces 2009 "Holiday Express" Excursions
SCRANTON, PA – Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, PA, will offer our popular “Holiday Express” steam-powered excursions to Moscow again this holiday season! Write your "Dear Santa" letter or bring it with you to drop into a special "North Pole" mailbox and then join in the merriment and festivities while meeting Santa at Moscow’s restored passenger and freight stations! Along with songs and stories, members of the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, will provide fun activities at Moscow. Excursions will depart the Steamtown NHS boarding platform at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 27, Saturday, November 28, and Saturday, December 5, 2009, and are scheduled to return at 2:00 p.m. This popular, family-friendly event costs only $16.00 for ages 17 and older and $10.00 for children ages 1-16. Children 12 months and younger require a "no-charge" ticket. Reservations are required and open on Thursday, October 15.
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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...