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

    Steamtown

    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.

NPS Photo

2014 SCHEDULES
- Excursion season ended October 26
- Tours and short train rides


Steamtown's short train rides and excursions are available seasonally. The "Scranton Limited" short train rides returned for the 2014 season in late April. 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 some 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. (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 ended on October 26, and our 2015 schedule is in the planning stage. When announced, we'll offer it here first! Check back in mid-winter!

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 cup of water expands to 1,600 times its volume when boiled, changing from a liquid to a gas!

When boiled, a cup of water creates about 1,600 cups of steam! When the resulting steam is contained in a vessel such as a steam locomotive boiler, it can create up to 300 pounds per square inch of pressure. Learn more about steam locomotives at Steamtown National Historic Site! More...