• 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?

A steam locomotive exits a tunnel and rolls past fall colors on one of Steamtown's long train rides.

Railroads are built with as few hills and curves as possible. If a railroad cannot go over or around a hill, a tunnel is constructed through the hill. Some of Steamtown National Historic Site's train rides travel through the Nay Aug Tunnel in Scranton, Pennsylvania. More...