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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Scranton Limited and Nay Aug Limited Short Train Rides

NKP 514 and DLW 664

Nickel Plate Road (NKP) 514 and Lackawanna (DL&W-painted) diesel locomotives are scheduled to power the 2014 rail operations at Steamtown NHS

The "Scranton Limited" short train rides begin 2014 seasonal operations on Saturday, April 19.

Departures: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
May: Wednesdays-Saturdays
June*: Wednesdays-Fridays
July and August: Daily
September: Fridays and Saturdays ONLY

They are also scheduled to operate on Monday federal holidays
May 26 (Memorial Day)
September 1 (Labor Day)

Please visit our Guided Tours page, which is updated weekly, to confirm rail operations. While seats are unreserved for the short train rides, groups of 10 or more, and all school groups, must contact Group Reservations to ensure we can meet your needs!

New for 2014!
Sunday's "Scranton Limited" train rides will transform into the "Nay Aug Limited"! Trains will depart at 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on this 45-minute round-trip journey that travels a bit further east along the former Pocono Mainline to the 755-foot Nay Aug Tunnel. Each trip will feature a brief stop above Nay Aug Gorge, where visitors will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a view of this National Natural Landmark. Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall NNL, with its rock cliffs and waterfalls gently cascading into Roaring Brook below, is located inside the City of Scranton's Nay Aug Park, along with the adjacent Everhart Museum.

Departures: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm
May: Sundays ONLY
June*: N/A
July thru September*: Sundays ONLY

The "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Limited" short train rides give visitors a chance to experience riding in an historic commuter car (the cars were built between 1915 and 1935) behind an historic diesel locomotive. The "Scranton Limited" rides, approximately 30-minute round-trip, and the "Nay Aug Limited," approximately 45-minute round-trip, give visitors a good overall view of the railroad yards.

In addition to the daily Park Entrance Fee, a fee of $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older, is required for the "Scranton Limited" and the "Nay Aug Limited" train rides.

*NOTE: The "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Limited" train rides will NOT operate on June 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

October (Fall Foliage) train operations are tentatively scheduled to be announced in August.

Did You Know?

Three steam locomotives are visible in the doors of a roundhouse.

Roundhouses were essential to steam railroading. Most steam locomotives required servicing about 150 to 200 miles when they were new. Find out more about what goes on in the Roundhouse at Steamtown National Historic Site. More...