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

    Steamtown

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Locomotive Technology Tour

An EDNA water pump feeds water into a steam locomotive's injector to force the water into the high pressure boiler.

This EDNA pump feeds water into the steam locomotive's injector, forcing the water into the high pressure boiler.

Join a Park Ranger or a Volunteer on a 45-minute look at how a steam locomotive works. Visitors learn just how complicated a simple machine can be.

Departs from the Visitor Center. Included in the Park Entrance Fee. Possible heat and noise warning.

Did You Know?

An engineer peers out of the cab of a steam locomotive.  The engineer drives the train, but the conductor is in charge.

The engineer drives the locomotive using the throttle lever, brakes, and reversing gear. He (or she) is in charge of the locomotive. The conductor, however, is in charge of the train. Learn more about railroad jobs at Steamtown NHS in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...