Lackawanna Railfest 2007 Announcement
SCRANTON, PA – On November 2 through November 4, 2007, the National Park Service at Steamtown National Historic Site, will host Lackawanna Railfest 2007. Planned activities include:
. Visiting Locomotives and Railroad Equipment
. Trolley Rides
. Mainline Excursions
. Photo Run-by’s
. Night Photo Session
. Radisson Hotel Banquet
Many events and activities are still in the planning process and as events and equipment are confirmed they will be added to the Railfest portion of Steamtown’s website.
Please do not call Steamtown National Historic Site for information at this point.
Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. From I-81, follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then, follow the signs to the main entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues. Additional details regarding interpretive and educational programs and activities may be obtained by calling (570) 340-5200 or toll free (888) 693-9391 during regular business hours, or by visiting the Steamtown website at www.nps.gov/stea anytime!
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...