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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Getting Around

Visitors watch a steam locomotive on the turntable at Steamtown

Be prepared for gravel, dirt, concrete and macadam footing, and remember that steam locomotives can create wet and slippery spots from condensed steam and oil drips.

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Please be prepared for walking on concrete, wood, brick and gravel, ramps and stairs. There may be slippery spots from oil and grease drips, especially during inclement weather.

Did You Know?

Drawing of African Elephant.  Steamtown has a locomotive which weighs about as much as 85 African Elephants.

The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...