Railfest 2017

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September 2 & 3

Planning is underway!
Railfest 2017 will celebrate Labor Day weekend with visiting equipment displays,
special shop demonstrations and, of course,
tentative train rides on
Saturday, September 2 and
Sunday, September 3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Event Opening Ceremony
September 2, 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

Excursions & Train Rides (tentative)

· 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 (Tentative - ticket sales are not available at this time)
· Trolley Rides at partner site, Lackawanna County Trolley Museum (additional fee required)

Special Exhibits & Programs

· Children's programs
· Garden Railroad rides
Mid Atlantic Motorcar Association

During Railfest 2017, also consider a visit to
La Festa Italiana
on Courthouse Square!

FREE COLTS 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.


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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