• 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?

A cup of water expands to 1,600 times its volume when boiled, changing from a liquid to a gas!

When boiled, a cup of water creates about 1,600 cups of steam! When the resulting steam is contained in a vessel such as a steam locomotive boiler, it can create up to 300 pounds per square inch of pressure. Learn more about steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site! More...