"Switching on Bridge 60"
In my first trip across the USA, I visited Steamtown, Scranton, PA. Dedicated to my friend Carlos Molanes, he is a really ALCo fan.
Long time Steamtown engineer Dick Roden hauls lube oil for his charge of the day, 1917 2-8-2 CN 3254. It's October 2012 and ole' '54 has less than 2 months of service left.
This is the cab of the first steam locomotive I ever saw under steam. When I volunteer at Steamtown, I pass this locomotive, remember that day and my Dad who took me on that trip.
DL 3642 prepares to leave Steamtown with a local train on July 4th.
All but a distant memory now, CN 2-8-2 3254 prepares to pull out of the Steamtown Roundhouse complex as part of the annual "Railfest" celebration. The 3254 was taken out of service just ... (more)
Vintage Canadian National logo adorns the tender of the Baltic steamer displayed at Steamtown.
Steamtown's initial operation had several operational challenges. The biggest was the lack of a runaround track at the end of the track in Elmhurst. The early trains operated to Elmhurst, and back... (more)
Recreated DL&W SW8 500 switches the Steamtown passenger train in the company of several static displays.
In its early days after the move from Vermont, Steamtown struggled to attract enough visitors to be economically viable, and tried desperately to find its way. One ill-conceived scheme was to bran... (more)
Switching Vycom Plastics
"Lackawanna rolling stock"
Some random classic rolling stock at the Scranton yards which includes Lackawanna Boonton Line coaches, an F3 and some miscellaneous railroad items.
"Welcome to Steamtown"
One of four surviving Reading T1's sits at the West end of Steamtown greeting guests who visit the park. The unit shares this track with a matched set of... (more)
Amtrak - Now servicing Scranton, PA!
Well, perhaps not just yet! However, Amtrak did make an appearance (once again) in Scranton at Steamtown in September of 2010 as part of the National... (more)
An Amtrak Genesis unit navigates a special exhibit train through the shop yards at Steamtown in Scranton, PA during "Railfest" in 2010. The unusual maneuvers, which saw the roundhouse track act a... (more)