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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Tobacco Policy

Use of all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco) is not permitted in any building, locomotive or railroad car at Steamtown, nor is tobacco use permitted in the Turntable Area within the Park's museum complex.

Please do not litter. Dispose of all cigarette butts properly. Picking up cigarette butts is a significant maintenance cost at all National Parks.

Did You Know?

A ring of flame envelopes a steam locomotive drive wheel as a tire is heated so it can be placed on the wheel.

Though made of steel, the tires on a steam locomotive wear out. A new tire is cut slightly too small and then it is heated until it expands. After workers slide it onto the wheel, the tire shrinks as it cools and is locked into place. Learn more about steam locomotive maintenance at Steamtown NHS. More...