SCRANTON, PA– There is an old saying that goes, “I love work. I could watch it for hours and hours and never get tired.” Few occupations gained this level of appreciation by the public quite like the railroad. Many people remember as children waving to the crews in the steam locomotives, and then waiting for the caboose to roll by with its own men taking care of the freight train. Some of us couldn’t get enough, and ventured further in to the railroad world, to the explore yards, stations and towers. The Steamtown National Historic Site, located in the center of Scranton, PA, will take us into that world in a photo exhibit that will debut on October 9, and will be on display during the Lackawanna RailFest, November 2 – 4, 2007. It will stay a part of the National Park Service’s displays through November 17. The photographs document the work and workers of railroad towers. This exhibit will be open in the Visitor Center during regular museum hours.
Photographs of Ben Halpern at Steamtown
Last updated: December 6, 2016