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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Moscow, PA Excursions

DL&W-painted diesel locomotive, in Lackawanna colors of grey, maroon and yellow, departing Steamtown platform

DL&W-painted #664, an historic EMD Model F3A diesel locomotive, is shown departing from the Boarding Platform on one of the seasonal excursions offered by Steamtown NHS.  These excursions are offered on select weekends during June, July, August and October.

Steamtown NHS offers seasonal excursions to Moscow, Pennsylvania, a small town on the western edge of the Pocono Plateau. This 26-mile round trip take about 2 hours, including a 30-40 minute layover at Moscow Station. It follows Roaring Brook through the Nay Aug tunnel into the Pocono Mountains, across numerous bridges and through the historic and scenic Pennsylvania countryside. Tour the restored Freight or Station Depots during your layover. Light refreshments are available for purchase, through the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society, at the passenger station. Sales proceeds help benefit the Boston & Maine #3713 restoration efforts. Basic restroom facilities are located in the Freight Depot.

Moscow excursions depart at 12:30 pm and return at approximately 3:30 pm; the October 18 trip will depart at 1 pm and return at 4 pm.

For Railfest weekend excursions, phone 570-340-5204, 9 am - 4 pm daily; "Fall Foliage" reservations open on October 1.

Did You Know?

A fireman moves coal forward in the coal bunker of a steam locomotive to make the coal easier to use.

A large hard-working steam locomotive can use up to 6 tons of coal in about an hour. The fireman (the one who shovels the coal) might shovel 200 pounds of coal a minute! This is why railroads helped design mechanical stokers. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, PA. More...