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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Guided Tours

Scheduled Programs for August, 2014

HAPPY 98th BIRTHDAY,
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Monday, August

25

ENTRANCE FEE FREE TODAY!(Train fares apply)
10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Tuesday, August

26

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Wednesday, August

27

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Thursday, August

28

10 AM –12 PM;2 –4 PM: Handcar Experience (weather-permitting)
10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Friday, August

29

10 AM –12 PM;2 –4 PM: Handcar Experience (weather-permitting)
10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Saturday, August
RAILFEST 2014

30

9:00 AM:Park opens
9:30 AM:Ron Leas' Big Band performance (Turntable Area)
10:00 AM: Event Grand Opening with Superintendent Debbie Conway and
Event Grand Marshal Donna Hagen –plus
- Delaney-DeLacy Civil War Color Guard
- Kristal Rose sings National Anthem
- 6th Annual "Alan Sweeney Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service"
presented by the Lackawanna Historical Society
10:00 AM –12:00 PM:
Handcar Experience –(weather permitting)
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society equipment display
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:Mid Atlantic Motorcar Assc display (Shop Tracks 1-8)
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:NS Exhibit Car
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:Union Pacific #4012 "Big Boy" cab tours
10:30 AM:Locomotive Shop demonstration (North Locomotive Shop)
10:30 AM:Mattes Street Tower Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
11:00 AM:Drop table, Overheard Crane &Track Laying Demonstration (South Locomotive Shop)
11:00 AM:Civil War Generals program,"Trains, Telegraphs, and the Development of Modern Warfare" (Theater)
11:00 AM –12:00 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train ride (diesel - Track 12)
11:00 AM –12:00 PM:
Caboose Rides (diesel –Track 12 area)
11:30 AM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttles between Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana and Steamtown NHS begins
12:00 PM:David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience (Turntable Area)
12:00 PM:Office &Stores Building Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
12:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
12:30 PM:
Moscow excursion (diesel, includes photo run-by at Moscow)
1:00 PM –4:00 PM:
Handcar Experience ( weather permitting)
1:00 PM:Locomotive Shop Demonstrations (North Locomotive Shop)
1:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
2:00 PM:Mattes Street Tower Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
2:00 PM:Ron Leas' Big Band performance (Turntable Area)
2:00 PM:Drop Table, Overhead Crane &Track Laying Demonstration (South Locomotive Shop)
2:00 PM –4:00 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train ride (diesel - Track 12)
2:00 PM –4:00 PM:
Caboose Rides (diesel - Track 12 area)
2:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
3:00 PM:Drop Table, Overhead Crane &Track Laying Demonstration (South Locomotive Shop)
3:00 PM:Locomotive Shop demonstrations (North Locomotive Shop)
3:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
3:30 PM:David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience (Turntable Area)
3:30 PM: Office &Stores Building Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
4:00 PM:FINAL COLTS Trolley Bus to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
5:00 PM:Park closes
NOTE: Events and programs are subject to change without notice due to weather, equipment and/or staffing availability.

Sunday, August
RAILFEST 2014

31

9:00 AM:Park opens
9:30 AM:Office &Stores Building Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
10:00 AM –12:00 PM:
Handcar Experience ( weather permitting)
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society equipment display
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:Mid Atlantic Motorcar Assc display (Shop Tracks 1-8)
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:NS Exhibit Car
10:00 AM –4:00 PM:Union Pacific #4012 "Big Boy" cab tours
10:30 AM –12:30 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel –Track 12)
10:30 AM –12:30 PM:
Caboose Rides (diesel - Track 12 area)
10:30 AM:Locomotive Shop demonstration (North Locomotive Shop)
11:00 AM:Drop Table, Overhead Crane &Track Laying Demonstration (South Locomotive Shop)
11:00 AM:David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience (Turntable Plaza)
11:00 AM:Office &Stores Building Tour: "History of the East End of the Railroad Yard" (Departs from Visitor Center)
11:30 AM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle between Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana and Steamtown NHS begins
11:30 AM:Mattes Street Tower Tour (Departs from Office &Stores Building)
12:00 PM:Office &Stores Building Tour: "History of the East End of the Railroad Yard" (Departs from Visitor Center)
12:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
12:30 PM:
Moscow excursion (diesel, includes photo run-by at Moscow)
1:00 PM:Locomotive Shops demonstrations (North Locomotive Shop)
1:00 PM: Office &Stores Building Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
1:00 PM –4:00 PM:
Handcar Experience (Shop Track 7 –weather permitting)
1:30 PM –4:00 PM:
"Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel –Track 12)
1:30 PM –4:00 PM:
Caboose Rides (diesel –Track 12)
1:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
2:00 PM:Drop Table, Overhead Crane &Track Laying Demonstration (South Locomotive Shop)
2:30 PM:David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience (Turntable Plaza)
2:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
3:00 PM:Mattes Street Tower Tour (Departs from Visitor Center)
3:30 PM:COLTS Trolley Bus shuttle to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
4:00 PM:FINAL COLTS Trolley Bus to Iron Furnaces, La Festa Italiana
5:00 PM:Park closes
NOTE: Events and programs are subject to change without notice due to weather, equipment and/or staffing availability.


Schedules are subject to change without notice due to staffing, scheduling constraints and equipment availability. For the same reason, the NEXT month's calendar schedule should appear during the final week of the preceding month.

 

Scheduled Programs for September, 2014

LABOR DAY
Monday, September

1

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Tuesday, September

2

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Wednesday, September

3

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Thursday, September

4

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Friday, September

5

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Saturday, September

6

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Sunday, September

7

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Nay Aug Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Monday, September

8

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Tuesday, September

9

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Wednesday, September

10

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Thursday, September

11

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Friday, September

12

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Saturday, September

13

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Sunday, September

14

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Nay Aug Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Monday, September

15

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Tuesday, September

16

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Wednesday, September

17

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Thursday, September

18

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Friday, September

19

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Saturday, September

20

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Sunday, September

21

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Nay Aug Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Monday, September

22

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Tuesday, September

23

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Wednesday, September

24

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Thursday, September

25

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Friday, September

26

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

NATIONAL PUBLIC
LANDS DAY

Saturday, September

27

ENTRANCE FEE-FREE DAY!(Train fares apply)
10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Scranton Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Sunday, September

28

10:30 &11:30 AM, 1:30 &2:30 PM: "Nay Aug Limited" short train rides (diesel-powered)
10:30 AM &2:30 PM:
Locomotive Shop Tour

Monday, September

29

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour

Tuesday, September

30

10:30 AM &2:30 PM: Locomotive Shop Tour


Schedules are subject to change without notice due to staffing, scheduling constraints and equipment availability. For the same reason, the NEXT month's calendar schedule should appear during the final week of the preceding month.

Did You Know?

A steam locomotive exits a tunnel and rolls past fall colors on one of Steamtown's long train rides.

Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...