• 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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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.

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. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a thrilling view of the gorge and waterfall rom a unique perspective. Nay Aug Park Gorge and Waterfall NNL, with its rock cliffs and waterfalls gently cascading into Roaring Brook below, 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.

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 view, download or print the full schedule. October (Fall Foliage) train operations 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 will 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?

The Wright Flyer flew 120 feet on its first flight.  The largest steam engine at Steamtown is 12 feet longer!

The first flight of the Wright Flyer was 120 feet. That is 12 feet less than the length of one of the steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site. The Union Pacific 'Big Boy', built in 1941, is 132 feet, 9 3/4 inches long! More...