Scranton, PA - Steamtown National Historic Site   2007-01-16

 

This weekend I was in Scranton, PA, at the Steamtown National Historic Site, currently run by the National Park Service ( http://www.nps.gov/stea ) .   A description:

 

"Steamtown occupies about 40 acres of the Scranton yard of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, one of the earliest rail lines in northeastern Pennsylvania. At the heart of the park is the large collection of standard-gauge steam locomotives and freight and passenger cars that New England seafood processor F. Nelson Blount assembled in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1984, 17 years after Blount's untimely death, the Steamtown Foundation for the Preservation of Steam and Railroad Americana, Inc., brought the collection to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where it occupied the former DL&W; yard. When Steamtown National Historic Site was created, the yard and the collection became part of the National Park Service"

 

On Saturday, one of the restored locomotives was in operation from Scranton to Tobyhanna, PA, a distance of about 25 miles.

 

 


At Tobyhanna, PA

 

 

 


Back at (operable) roundhouse, in Scranton at the Steamtown site.

 

 

 

What a locomotive in the process of restoration looks like :

 

Some of the passenger cars used were from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad, and used to run out of Hoboken:

 




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