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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Living History Program: Mail by Train

Workers load bags of mail onto a Railway Post Office Car.  Historic Photo

Workers load mail onto a Louisville & Nashville Railroad Railway Post Office car.  You can learn about the people who worked in these cars on the Mail by Train living history program.

Library of Congress, FSA

Step back in time and join a Railway Mail Clerk for a look at this fascinating piece of railroad history.

Program begins at the Railway Post Office Car in the History Museum. Included in the Park Entrance Fee.

Did You Know?

The interior of the Lackawanna Station includes Italian and Austrian marble, and a stained-glass ceiling.

The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad opened a new passenger depot in 1908. It included a Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, Italian and Austrian marble, and a terrazzo marble floor. You can learn more about this, and other, railroad architectural landmarks at Steamtown NHS. More...