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 2017 visit to Steamtown

DLW-painted F3 diesel locomotive in gray, maroon 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

Crew members on back of caboose

Caboose Experience

Crew members on back end of Caboose Experience give radio instructions to the locomotive engineer for safe movement in the rail yards

Sparks fly from a welder working on sheet metal

Shop demonstrations

Shop demonstrations such as metal welding, wheel lathing are planned during Railfest

Visitors power a manual railroad handcar or pump car

Handcar Experience

Visitors aboard the Handcar Experience while a park ranger interprets Living History

Last updated: July 19, 2017

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Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


(570) 340-5200
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