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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Photography

A woman photographs two children with a red passenger car as backgorund.

Whether you want photos of family and friends or a perfect picture of a certain locomotive, Steamtown is a great place for photography.

NPS Photo

Whether video or still, amateur or professional, Steamtown is a great place for photos. Photography is allowed in all areas at Steamtown, including the museums. Professional/commercial photographers (any image or video that will be used commercially) need a Special Use Permit prior to the shoot.

Please keep these few things in mind when taking photographs or videos:

  • When photographing in the railroad yard, keep in mind it is an active yard and any track may be used by a train at any time.
  • Do not climb on any locomotive, railroad car, or other structure for a better shot; it may not be stable.
 

Did You Know?

Three steam locomotives are visible in the doors of a roundhouse.

Roundhouses were essential to steam railroading. Most steam locomotives required servicing about 150 to 200 miles when they were new. Find out more about what goes on in the Roundhouse at Steamtown National Historic Site. More...