RailCamp 2011 at Steamtown NHS
Contact: Mark Brennan, 570-340-5244
SCRANTON, Pa. – The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS), in partnership with the National Park Service at Steamtown National Historic Site, will conduct RailCamp 2011 from July 11 to 15, 2011. This highly successful program began in 1998 as a pilot project to create a forum where high school students could learn about the fascinating world of railroading, and share ideas and interests with peers from other areas of the United States. At Steamtown NHS, participants also have the opportunity to learn about the history, technology and people of the industry from its steam-era beginnings to present.
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 web site 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...