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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro and Cresco PA Excursions

DL&W-painted #664, an EMD Model F3A diesel locomotive, arriving at Gouldsboro Station with A Steamtown NHS excursion train

DL&W-painted #664, an EMD Model F3A diesel locomotive, is pictured arriving at Gouldsboro Station with a seasonal train excursion from Steamtown NHS.

Steamtown NHS will offer summer excursions to Tobyhanna, Gouldsboro and Cresco, Pennsylvania. These 50-mile roundtrip train rides follow Roaring Brook onto the Pocono Plateau, through a tunnel, across numerous bridges, past ponds and lakes, and through the historic and scenic Pennsylvania countryside. At Tobyhanna, walking tours to a working ice house, or a tour of the small village may be offered. Light refreshments are available for purchase at station stops.

For 2014
- Gouldsboro trips are scheduled for June 14, 15 and 29, July 19 and August 24
- Tobyhanna on July 26
- Cresco on July 27 and August 9

Trips are scheduled to operate with a historic diesel (not steam) locomotive.

- Gouldsboro excursions depart at 11:00 am and return at approximately 3:45 pm.
- Tobyhanna excursion will depart at 12:30 pm and return at approximately3:45 pm
- Cresco excursions depart at 11:00 am and return at approximately 4:00 pm

Reservations are open now.

Did You Know?

A ring of flame envelopes a steam locomotive drive wheel as a tire is heated so it can be placed on the wheel.

Though made of steel, the tires on a steam locomotive wear out. A new tire is cut slightly too small and then it is heated until it expands. After workers slide it onto the wheel, the tire shrinks as it cools and is locked into place. Learn more about steam locomotive maintenance at Steamtown NHS. More...