Train Rides and Excursions
- Excursion schedule
- Tour and short train ride schedule
Steamtown's short train rides and excursions are available seasonally. The "Scranton Limited" short train rides return for the 2014 season on April 19. Departing from the park's Museum Core Complex, this train ride encompasses a 3-mile, 30-minute round trip through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River and passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, the former DL&W Railroad passenger station and offices, before stopping near the University of Scranton to begin its return to the roundhouse boarding area. Check our Monthly Scheduled Programs to verify operating days and times prior to your visit. (NOTE: The short train rides are sometimes cancelled when there are excursions scheduled on the same day.)
The cost for both the "Scranton Limited" and "Nay Aug Limited" short train rides is $5.00 per person, all ages 6 and older, in addition to the park's daily Entrance Fee.
Did You Know?
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...