This pump car (also called a hand car or section car) was used by section gangs to maintain track during the steam era. You can ride on this car at Steamtown.
NPS Photo, Ken Ganz
Get a feel for track work in the old days on a hand powered work car from the early 1900s. These 'hand' or 'pump' cars allowed track workers to get to inspect or maintain their assigned portions of railroad's right-of-way.
Program takes place in the Turntable Plaza, just beyond the Visitor Center. Included in the Park Entrance Fee.
Weather-permitting; this is an outdoor program.