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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

"Glory Road" Exhibit

Eagle Eye - Engineer graphic from "Glory Road" exhibit

"Eagle Eye - Engineer"

"Glory Road" Exhibit Artist Al Pierce

"Glory Road: An Exhibit of Railroad-Themed Posters and Photo Illustrations"

American railroads and photography share a common bond. The histories of both can be traced back to the 1830s. The expression "glory road," a sentimental term for a railroad, is said to date back nearly as far, and is reported to have been used often by both railroad workers and passengers. "Glory Road: An Exhibit of Railroad-Themed Posters and Photo Illustrations" explores this historic bond with original poster designs and photo illustrations by graphic artist Al Pierce. The exhibit, supported by a Lackawanna County Arts and Cultures grant, will be featured at the park's Changing Exhibits Gallery from June 3 through July 6, and is included in the park's daily Entrance Fee. Visitors will also have an opportunity to "meet-and-greet" the artist at the exhibit on Sunday, June 9 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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...