Railfest 2016 poster image
Railfest 2016 poster image

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September 3 & 4

Planning is underway!
Railfest 2016 will celebrate Labor Day weekend with visiting equipment displays,
special shop demonstrations and, of course,
train rides on
Saturday, September 3 and
Sunday, September 4
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Special Event Opening Ceremony
September 3, 10:00 am

Locomotive Shop Demonstrations (Tentative)

· Removing wheels from axles using our 300-ton press
· Wheel lathe demonstrations
· King 100 vertical boring mill demonstrations

Visiting Railroad Equipment (TBA as confirmed)

Mount Washington Cog Railway's "Old Peppersass" (on display)

Excursions & Train Rides

· Caboose rides
· Hand Car (Pump Car) rides (weather-permitting)
· "Scranton Limited" Short Train Rides (additional fee is required for ages 6 and above)
· Moscow Excursions - one daily roundtrip, each departing at 12:30 pm, returning at 3:00 pm - including photo run-bys at Moscow Station - with historic diesel locomotives (Advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended)
· Trolley Rides at partner site, Lackawanna County Trolley Museum (additional fee required)

Special Exhibits & Programs

· Children's Discovery Programs
· "David Stone: The Johnny Cash Experience"
· Garden Railroad rides
· Lehigh Valley #353 Business Car tours
Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association
· Operation Lifesaver (Saturday only)
Union Pacific #4012 "Big Boy" Cab tours

During Railfest 2016, also consider a visit to
La Festa Italiana
on Courthouse Square!

FREE Trolley Bus shuttles to/from Courthouse Square
via a stop at the
Scranton Iron Furnaces
during the Park's operating hours!

All listed participants and events are
subject to change without warning.

Mt Washington Cog Railway 150th Anniversary Logo
Mt Washington Cog Railway 150th Anniversary Logo

Courtesy, Mt Washington Cog Railway

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

150 South Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-2018


(570) 340-5200
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