Whether video or still, amateur or professional, Steamtown is a great place for photos. Photography is allowed in all areas at Steamtown, including the museums. Professional/commercial photographers (any image or video that will be used commercially) need a Special Use Permit prior to the shoot.
Please keep these few things in mind when taking photographs or videos:
- When photographing in the railroad yard, keep in mind it is an active yard and any track may be used by a train at any time.
- Do not climb on any locomotive, railroad car, or other structure for a better shot; it may not be stable.