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


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September 12, 2014
2014 Fall Foliage Excursions at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS plans to transport visitors through some of the most beautiful fall scenery that the nearby Pocono Mountains can offer with eight fall foliage excursions!

September 04, 2014
National Public Lands Day is Entrance Fee-Free at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will participate in the 21st anniversary of National Public Lands Day by offering an Entrance Fee Free Day on Saturday, September 27!

Did You Know?

A fireman moves coal forward in the coal bunker of a steam locomotive to make the coal easier to use.

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...