Steam locomotives excited the senses and Steamtown works to keep their stories alive!

You'd feel heat from the firebox, smell hot steam and oil; you'd hear the whistle, feel the ground vibrate, and watch as one-ton drive rods turned steel wheels. Remember the sound of "chuff-chuff" from the smokestack? Today, you can learn the history of steam railroad transportation, and the people who built, repaired and rode, as we work to preserve a special era in America's industrial history!

Small steam locomotive in green paint, while lettering

BLW 26 steam locomotive

Ride a seasonal Yard Shuttle - either the Scranton or Nay Aug Gorge Limited - during your Spring/Summer 2018 visit to Steamtown

No, 514 diesel locomotive in black and yellow colors

Enjoy Seasonal Passenger Excursions

Steamtown NHS offers seasonal passenger excursions to various out-of-park destinations, generally May through August and October

Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4012 Removed From Public Display

Steamtown's Big Boy Restoration Project

Steamtown National Historic Site’s Union Pacific “Big Boy” No. 4012 Removed From Public Display For Cosmetic Restoration and Painting

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Check here for basic questions you may have about your trip to Steamtown National Historic Site

Descriptions of Tours and Prorams you can expect to experience at the Park

Tours and Programs

Descriptions of Tours and Prorams you can expect to experience at the Park

Train Rides and Excursions

Train Rides and Excursions

Here you can find descriptions as well as our scheduled upcoming trips

Last updated: November 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018

Phone:

570-340-5200
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