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May 24-25, 2014
Visit Steamtown National Historic Site on Saturday, May 24 or Sunday, May 25 for an event titled, "Troops and Trains."
Among the planned exhibits for this two-day event are
- recreation of a WWII Troop Train and an encampment
At this point, we are hoping to have The Dietrich Radio Players performing a live 1940's radio broadcast in our theater. For more information, phone or email Park Ranger Kenny Ganz at 570-340-5240.
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...