Living History Program: Hobo
Library of Congress, FSA
Step back in time to the 1930s and find out what life was like riding the rods during the Great Depression.
Program begins at the red sign "Living History Begins Here" just outside the main door of the Visitor Center near the CNJ crane. Included in the Park Entrance Fee.
Possible weather warning. This is an outdoor program.
Did You Know?
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...