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


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Train Rides and Excursions

DLW-painted 663 locomotive at station stop

DL&W-painted diesel locomotives pose for photos at a Steamtown NHS excursion station stop. Click on the image to view, download or print your copy of the 2014 Excursion Schedule!

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- 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.)

NEW FOR 2014!

On Sundays, the "Scranton Limited" will transform into the "Nay Aug Limited." This expanded ride will travel a bit further east along the former Pocono Mainline to the 755-foot Nay Aug Tunnel. Each trip will also feature an interpretive program by a park ranger or volunteer, and a brief stop above Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall NNL which is located inside the City of Scranton's Nay Aug Park and the adjacent Everhart Museum. "Nay Aug Limited" train rides will operate on Sundays only beginning April 27 - click here for more information. (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.

Our 2014 excursion season, scheduled to operate with historic diesel locomotives, begins on Saturday, May 24 with a trip to Jessup's St. Ubaldo Day festival. Click here to read, download and print your copy of the 2014 Summer Excursion Schedule; October (Fall Foliage) train excursions are tentatively scheduled to be announced in August.

If you are 16 or older, you may also be interested in a Locomotive Cab Ride. Cab rides may be offered on many days that the "Scranton Limited" train rides operate, offering the opportunity to ride aboard a diesel locomotive (depending on the operating schedule). Rides are not available at this time aboard the new "Nay Aug Limited." Cab ride reservations are not available; click for details!

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...