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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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Events Upcoming for August

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  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • Train Excursion from Scranton to Moscow and Return

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    A 26-mile round-trip passenger excursion along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Pocono mainline. More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • Train Excursion from Scranton to Moscow and Return

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    A 26-mile round-trip passenger excursion along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Pocono mainline. More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • Train Excursion from Scranton to Gouldsboro and Return

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    This almost 50-mile round-trip passenger excursion winds its way through beautiful Pocono Mountain woodlands to Gouldsboro, Pa. More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • 2014 Entrance Fee-Free Day

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    America's Best Idea - the national parks - is even better when it's free! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • Train Excursion from Scranton to Moscow and Return

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    A 26-mile round-trip passenger excursion along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Pocono mainline during Railfest 2014. More

  • Railfest 2014

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Visit Steamtown NHS, downtown Scranton, for Railfest 2014 on Saturday, August 30 or Sunday, August 31! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • Train Excursion from Scranton to Moscow and Return

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    A 26-mile round-trip passenger excursion along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Pocono mainline during Railfest 2014. More

  • Railfest 2014

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Visit Steamtown NHS, downtown Scranton, for Railfest 2014 on Saturday, August 30 or Sunday, August 31! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

  • "Hollywood Rides the Rails"

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    “Hollywood Rides the Rails,” a new exhibit at the park, takes a look at some train-themed movies and the stars that rode those trains! More

Did You Know?

USS Olympia

Many railroads, particularly Eastern roads, used anthracite coal for locomotive fuel during the early steam era. During World War I, the US Navy and the Allied Forces used anthracite coal to power the steam boilers of warships such as Admiral Dewey's USS Olympia, which is berthed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Burning anthracite resulted in low-smoke emissions from steamship boilers and gave the Allies a strategic opportunity to close-in on the enemy in a battle. With anthracite coal diverted to the war effort, locomotive builders adapted to using bituminous coal in their future designs.