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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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October 24, 2014
Canadian Pacific 2014 Holiday Train at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown NHS will partner with the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to host the company's 2014 Holiday Train on its journey to stock food shelves and pantries across the United States and Canada. The Holiday Train will visit northeastern Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27 from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

October 03, 2014
Veterans Day Entrance-Fee Free at Steamtown NHS
Steamtown National Historic Site plans to honor our military veterans and their families with an Entrance Fee-Free Day for everyone on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.

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!

Did You Know?

An engineer peers out of the cab of a steam locomotive.  The engineer drives the train, but the conductor is in charge.

The engineer drives the locomotive using the throttle lever, brakes, and reversing gear. He (or she) is in charge of the locomotive. The conductor, however, is in charge of the train. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...