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


    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?

This small steam locomotive has six wheels and has a water tank above the boiler.  It is called a 'saddle-tank' engine.

This E. J. Lavino & Company locomotive was originally owned by the Poland Springs Railroad, part of the Poland Springs water company of Maine. See this, and more than 20 other steam locomotives, at Steamtown National Historic Site. More...