• A park ranger greets students 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 for a 45-minute program that explains the basics of how a steam locomotive works. Visitors learn just how complicated a simple machine can be, while viewing a steam locomotive from the "inside out." Our Spang & Chalfont #8 "cutaway" locomotive makes it easier to understand how a locomotive converts water and coal to steam energy.

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

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