Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Steamtown National Historic Site
(2) Office and Storage Building (1909) - used as a warehouse for the erecting ship and served as the main office for the Scranton yard.
(3) Sand Tower (1917) - used to dry and store sand. Sand is used on all locomotives to improve traction.
(4) Containment Rings (1944-1950) - reinforced concrete place around diesel fuel tanks. Scranton yard was the DL&W's diesel repair facility.
(5) Store House (1900) - where mining equipment for the DL&W's coal mines was stored.
(6) Locomotive Shop (1865 to 1949) - part of first locomotive shop built in 1865 is still in use today. The structure has undergone many changes. It became a diesel facility in 1949. Today it serves as a restoration shop.
(7) Roundhouse (1902/1937) - where steam locomotives are serviced. Roundhouse is open to museum visitors.
(8) Museum Complex (1995) - built on site of the roundhouse includes a theater, history museum, technology museum and visitor center. The complex includes restored historic roundhouse sections.
(9) Oil House (1912) - the storage facility
(10) Dickson Manufacturing Company (1876) - machine shop and pattern shop. The company produced locomotives and machinery.
(11) Bridge 60 Tower (1953) - the facility where yard switching was controlled.
(12) Excursion Platform (1995)
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
Location. 41° 24.439′ N, 75° 40.175′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker can be reached from Lacawanna Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on an foot bridge connecting Steamtown National Historic Site with "the Mall at Steamtown.". Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1902 Roundhouse Section (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E.J. Lavino & Company #3 (about 400 feet away); Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow (about 400 feet away); DL&W Coal Hoppers (about 400 feet away); Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60 New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 (about 400 feet away); Turntable (about 400 feet away); Pennsylvania Boxcars (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . . Steamtown National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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