Living History Program: Coal, Ash and Sand
Library of Congress, FSA
Step back in time with Yard Worker Charles Merkel to learn a bit of what it was like to work in the Scranton Yards for the Lackawanna Railroad in the early 1900s.
Tour begins at the red sign "Living History Begins Here" in the Turntable Area between the Visitor Center and the Technology Museum. Included in the Park Entrance Fee.
Possible weather warning. This is an outdoor walking program.
Did You Know?
The first flight of the Wright Flyer was 120 feet. That is 12 feet less than the length of one of the steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site. The Union Pacific 'Big Boy', built in 1941, is 132 feet, 9 3/4 inches long! More...