• An engineer inspects the running gear of a steam locomotive at Steamtown NHS

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Lackawanna Railfest 2007 Announcement

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Date: July 16, 2007

 

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!

 

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Did You Know?

A steam locomotive exits a tunnel and rolls past fall colors on one of Steamtown's long train rides.

Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...