Steamtown NHS Announces 2007 Operating Season
SCRANTON, PA – Spring is here and Steamtown National Historic Site is ready to greet the season on Wednesday, April 18, when we’ll begin our 2007 Operating Train Ride season!
The popular “Scranton Limited” short train rides return, covering a 3 mile round trip that crosses over the Lackawanna River and passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel. At the University of Scranton, the train begins its return to the roundhouse. Many topics are covered in the ranger-led train programs, which last about 30 minutes. The “Scranton Limited” train departure times will vary this year, and are scheduled as follows:
With our historic diesel locomotive on Wednesdays (and Mondays and Tuesdays in July and August ONLY) – 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., and 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Tickets to ride this train cost $3.00 per person, all ages 6 and older. For a unique view on the operations, each steam departure of the "Scranton Limited" will allow one rider in the locomotive cab for $30.00, in addition to the Park admission price. Cab rides are available to those who are 16 years of age and older, and only on days that a steam locomotive is in operation. Turntable demonstrations and Ranger-led walking tours will also be available daily.
The Entrance Fee to the grounds at Steamtown is $6.oo per adult, daily, ages 17 and older. Those under 16, accompanied by an adult, are admitted to the Park at no cost. All walking tours offered by the Steamtown NHS staff, including museum access and the Park movie, Steel and Steam are included in the Entrance Fee.
Located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown NHS 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, or by visiting the Steamtown NHS web site at www.nps.gov/stea.
Did You Know?
Elijah J. McCoy, a brilliant African-American mechanical engineer, invented an automatic lubricator cup (or drip cup) for steam locomotives and other machines. It worked so well that inspectors, when checking in a new piece of machinery, would ask, "Is it the real McCoy?" More...