"Pulling out of the Yard" by U.S. National Park Service , public domain

Steamtown

National Historic Site - Pennsylvania

Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum and heritage railroad in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W). The museum is built around a working turntable and a roundhouse that are largely replications of the original DL&W facilities; the roundhouse, for example, was reconstructed from remnants of a 1932 structure. The site also features several original outbuildings dated between 1899 and 1902.

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Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

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Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/stea/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamtown_National_Historic_Site Steamtown National Historic Site is a railroad museum and heritage railroad in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W). The museum is built around a working turntable and a roundhouse that are largely replications of the original DL&W facilities; the roundhouse, for example, was reconstructed from remnants of a 1932 structure. The site also features several original outbuildings dated between 1899 and 1902. You'd feel heat from the firebox, smell hot steam and oil; you'd hear the whistle, feel the ground vibrate, and watch as one-ton drive rods turned steel wheels. Remember the sound of "chuff-chuff" from the smokestack? Today, you can learn the history of steam railroad transportation, and the people who built, repaired and rode, as we work to preserve a special era in America's industrial history! Our GPS coordinates are: N 41.410730 (latitude), W 75.671329 (longitude) using our Park entrance, Lackawanna Ave at Cliff St, 18503 General Driving Directions Take I-81 to exit 185. Follow signs to Mifflin Ave. Turn left. Continue to Lackawanna Ave, and left on Cliff St and Park entrance. Visitor Center and Park Store Stop in to use the restroom, say "hi" to a ranger, or access the second floor for the Theater to see "Steel and Steam." When you're done, head next door to the Park Store located in the historic Oil House for your passport stamp. Our park entrance is located on Lackawanna Avenue at Cliff Street (just to the right of the new Lackawanna County Intermodal Center) in downtown Scranton. Our GPS coordinates are: +41.410730 (n-latitude), -75.671329 (w-longitude). You may also try using 350 Cliff Street with ZIP Code 18503 when using a GPS unit. This should bring you to Steamtown's parking lot. 6039 on the turntable large black train with number 6039 painted in white lettering, sitting on turntable track No. 6039 sits on the turntable within Steamtown's Roundhouse complex Pennsylvania Box Car and Lackawanna Caboose Black and yellow diesel engine 514 pulling a faded red box car and a dark red caboose Nickel Plate Road No. 514 can often be seen moving cars around in the rail yard at Steamtown National Historic Site. Here, it can be seen pulling a Box Car and Caboose. Steam Locomotives Historic Baldwin Locomotive Works engine number 26 out for a test run on the tracks. Did you know that Steamtown's locomotives are operated by volunteers? Every year, volunteers must complete hands-on training required by the Federal Rail Authority (FRA), Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee (NORAC), & National Park Service (NPS) Big Boy returns to Display large black train stationed on a track to the left of a paved road Union Pacific "Big Boy" No. 4012 has returned to permanent exhibition Sparks fly A mechanic grinds metal in the Locomotive Shop causing sparks to fly towards ground. Locomotive maintenance and repairs never end. Many employees and volunteers work year-round in the Locomotive Shop to repair the engines within Steamtown's collection. Aerial view of Steamtown NHS An aerial view of Steamtown which falls within the boundaries of a mid-size city. This aerial overview of Steamtown NHS, which was created within the former railyards of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western "Scranton Yards" Diesel No. 514 pulling the "Big Boy" black train with yellow horizontal stripes and the number 514 pulling a larger black train on tracks "Big Boy" No. 4012 is pulled along the tracks 2016 Recipients: George and Helen Hartzog Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service Learn the invaluable contributions of the 2016 Hartzog winners, celebrating excellence in volunteerism. Group of school kids pointing at things in a marsh area Scranton’s World War I Doughboy Statue is Centerpiece for World War I Centennial Commemoration at Steamtown National Historic Site Steamtown National Historic Site kicked off its centennial commemoration of America’s participation in the First World War with a June 14 Flag Day rededication of Scranton’s World War I “Doughboy” statue. The statue, originally dedicated in Scranton’s Duffy Park in 1940 by Rabiega-Gorgol Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 3451, had been placed in storage due to ongoing construction of a new bridge on Harrison Avenue. WWII military reeanctors with doughboy statue in the background. National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Staff Highlight: Flor Blum We’d like you to meet Flor Blum, a Park Ranger in Interpretation here at Steamtown National Historic Site. // Estamos continuamos a celebrar la Semana de los Conservacionistas Latinos, y nos gustaría que conocieras a Flor Blum, un guardaparques en interpretación. Two images side by side depicting Ranger Flor on duty at Steamtown NHS Staff Highlight: Carlos Angeles As we wrap up Latino Conservation week at Steamtown NHS, we'd like to introduce one more member of our Steam Team. Meet Carlos Angeles, a Navy veteran turned maintenance employee at Steamtown National Historic Site. // Estamos terminando con la Semana de la de los Conservacionistas Latinos, y nos gustaría presentar a un miembro más de nuestro equipo. Conozca a Carlos Ángeles, un veterano de la Navy convertido en empleado de mantenimiento en el Steamtown National Historic Site Side by side photo of Carlos Angeles working at Steamtown NHS.

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