• 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 in 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 2:30 pm.

Did You Know?

The Wright Flyer flew 120 feet on its first flight.  The largest steam engine at Steamtown is 12 feet longer!

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...