Railfest 2013 at Steamtown National Historic Site
Contact: Kip Hagen, 570-340-5182
SCRANTON, Pa. – Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is the place to be this Labor Day weekend, August 31 and September 1, as the National Park Service joins with several railroads and partners to host "Railfest 2013." Railfest is a celebration of railroading, contrasting yesterday with today!
The fun begins on Saturday, August 314 at 10:00 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony with special event Grand Marshal Ed Rogers, Editor of "Good Times for Seniors" and retired Managing Editor for the Scranton Times-Tribune.
Norfolk Southern Railway, North Shore Railroad, the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, the Reading Company Technical Historical Society historic FP-7 locomotives and the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society's F3A locomotives, painted into the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's paint scheme, are planning to provide equipment displays.Planned programs include:
Excursions are planned to Moscow, Pennsylvania on each event day, with historic DL&W-painted F3A diesel locomotives. At Moscow Station, ''photo run-bys" are also scheduled. The excursions will depart the Boarding Platform at 12:30 p.m. each day with a planned return to Scranton at approximately 3:30 p.m.Excursion fares are $21 for adults 17 to 61, $19 for seniors 62 and older, and $15 for children ages 6-16. Children 5 and younger require a "no-charge" ticket. For reservations, phone (570) 340-5204, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. daily.
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Did You Know?
The first flight of the Wright Flyer was 120 feet. That is 12 feet less than the length of one of the steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site. The Union Pacific 'Big Boy', built in 1941, is 132 feet, 9 3/4 inches long! More...