Railfest 2016 Event Grand Marshal Announced

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Date: August 2, 2016
Contact: Train Ride and Tickets, 570-340-5204
Contact: Media Contact: Bill Nalevanko, 570-241-8258

SCRANTON, Pa. – Railfest 2016, an annual celebration of railroading past, present and future that is held on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at Steamtown National Historic Site, will take place on September 3 and 4. The park announced today Mr. Charles Liberto has been named Grand Marshal for this year's event.Mr. Liberto will be honored at an event opening ceremony on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. hosted by Park Superintendent Deborah Conway.

Mr Liberto, a native of Philadelphia, has been instrumental in the development and success of the annual Railfest events. A former Reading Railroad Company trainman, Mr. Liberto brought together volunteers, community leaders and park staff ten years ago to develop what has turned into a highly visible and nationally-known celebration of railroading at Steamtown National Historic Site. Mr. Liberto's energy and enthusiasm helps make this event a huge success each year.

More information on Railfest 2016 is available at www.nps.gov/stea/planyourvisit/railfest.htm.

Located in downtown Scranton, Pa., Steamtown NHS is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. From I-81 follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then, follow the brown and white signs to the park entrance at Lackawanna and Cliff Avenues (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67). General park information is available by phoning (570) 340-5200 during regular business hours, or by visiting the park website anytime at www.nps.gov/stea.


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Last updated: October 26, 2016

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