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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

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Scheduled Daily Programs for April 2014


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  • 2014 Entrance Fee-Free Days

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

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

  • National Park Week 2014

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • "Scranton Limited" Short Train Rides Return

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Short train rides within the park's boundaries begin operating on select days again on April 19! More

  • 2014 Entrance Fee-Free Days

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

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

  • National Park Week 2014

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. More

  • National Park Week 2014

    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    National Park Week 2014 at Steamtown NHS begins with Entrance-Fee Free days on Saturday and Sunday. 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.