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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Locomotive Cab Ride Information

An engineer and conductor in the cab of a diesel locomotive at Steamtown NHS

A view from inside a diesel locomotive cab at Steamtown NHS

2014 Locomotive Cab Ride Information


Steamtown National Historic Site offers an exciting opportunity for adventurous guests to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a diesel locomotive UP CLOSE with locomotive cab rides within the Park's railyard! Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with the locomotive crew before this 30-minute (approximate) experience!

Details you ask? You bet!

1. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this program. Participants must be dressed appropriately (i.e. no skirts, etc., suitable footwear - no sandals, flip-flops, etc.) We will provide personal safety items. All participants are required to sign a "Hold Harmless Agreement" at the time of their ticket purchase.


2. Tickets are $35.00 each.
In 2014, cab rides will be offered on many days that the "Scranton Limited" train rides operate, offering the opportunity to ride aboard a diesel locomotive (depending on the operating schedule). We will offer a maximum of four (4) opportunities for cab rides per day on operating days - at 10:30 and 11:30 am, and 1:30 and 2:30 pm. Only one guest per cab ride. Cab rides aboard the "Nay Aug Limited" train rides are not available. Check availability at the Entrance Kiosk on the day of your visit.

3. All tickets will be sold on a "first-come, first-served" basis - absolutely NO reservations! Participants must purchase their locomotive cab ride ticket no later than 30 minutes prior to the schedule train departure. In the event a program is cancelled by park management, refunds will be issued
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4. This program is not handicapped accessible.


5. The cost of this program is in addition to the required daily Park Entrance Fee. It is not included in any "Fee Free Day" waivers. The program is not covered by "America the Beautiful" Interagency passes.

Did You Know?

An engineer peers out of the cab of a steam locomotive.  The engineer drives the train, but the conductor is in charge.

The engineer drives the locomotive using the throttle lever, brakes, and reversing gear. He (or she) is in charge of the locomotive. The conductor, however, is in charge of the train. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...