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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Caboose Experience Short Train Ride

CN 3254, a freight locomotive built in 1917, pulls a flatcar and a Delaware, Lackawanna & Western caboose in the Scranton railroad yard.

CN 3254, a freight locomotive built in 1917, pulls a flat car and a DL&W caboose in the yard at Steamtown.

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Steamtown offers the "Caboose Experience" train ride on selected days during the summer. This short (15- to 30-minute) train ride gives visitors a chance to ride in a steam-era caboose. Visitors are often surprised at how uncomfortable, cramped and noisy a caboose can be. Spending up to 12 hours in one during the steam era was, to say the least, trying.

Did You Know?

Santa Anna, an invester in an early railroad in Pennsylvania.

Mexican President General Antonia Lopez de Santa Anna owned stock in the Lackawanna Railroad, chartered in 1854 with plans to operate between Jessup and Nay Aug, PA. Part of the route became a branch line of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Learn more about railroads at Steamtown NHS. More...