• 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?

Drawing of African Elephant.  Steamtown has a locomotive which weighs about as much as 85 African Elephants.

The Union Pacific 'Big Boy' locomotive, one of 25 built to this design, weighs just under 600 tons - approximately as much as 83 adult male African elephants! It is on display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...