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Steamtown USA - Scanton PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 24.390 W 075° 40.170
18T E 444041 N 4584100
Quick Description: Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) is a railroad museum and heritage railroad located on 62.48 acres in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2009 7:17:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM7T83
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member alermy
Views: 7

Long Description:
The museum is built around and incorporates a working replica turntable and roundhouse, which includes two original roundhouse sections built in 1902 and 1937.

Established by an act of the United States Congress on October 30, 1986, Steamtown officially opened to the public in the summer of 1995, and celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2005. Congress established Steamtown to interpret the story of main line steam railroading between 1850 and 1950.

Much of the collection of steam (and a few diesel) locomotives and freight and passenger cars was originally part of Steamtown USA. That collection was originally assembled by the late F. Nelson Blount and was located in several places in the northeast United States before moving from Bellows Falls, Vermont, to Scranton in 1984. Blount's death in an airplane accident in 1967 had cut off the main financial support for Steamtown USA, but much of his original dream to have a museum in a working railroad yard with excursions on steam trains and a functional locomotive shop has been realized at Steamtown NHS.

Source: (visit link)
Museum Website: [Web Link]

Train ride provided?: yes

Actual railroad cars or locomotives on display?: yes

Admission fee?: 6.00

Street Address: 150 South Washington Avenue

Gift shop?: yes

Café/restaurant?: no

Theater?: no

Other features?:
This is one of our National Parks. The tour into the working engine shop is very worth while.

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