From Here You Can Go Anywhere: Passenger Railroading in the Age of Steam

two steam locomotives, both pulling passenger trains, pass the loading platform at Steamtown
CN 3254 (left) and CP 2317 pull passenger trains by the loading platform at Steamtown NHS.  Two passenger trains pulled by steam locomotives was commonplace 50 or 75 years ago. This program, which is not a train ride, explores passenger railroading and how it linked America.

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There was a time in American history when most small towns were served by a railroad, had a freight station, a small railroad yard and, most significant, a passenger station. From that small passenger station, a rider could get to, literally, anywhere in America. Those days have passed, but at Steamtown, visitors can discover the world of the Pullman sleeper, dining car, and long distance passenger service on this 45-minute program.

Included in the Park Entrance Fee.

Outdoor program. This is not a train ride.

Last updated: December 6, 2016

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