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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Steamtown

National Historic Site

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
1. Steamtown Marker
Inscription. Working on the railroad was rarely romantic or glamorous. Mostly it was hard work—grimy, noisy, greasy, and occasionally dangerous. Today, mechanics still labor to repair and maintain steam locomotives and rolling stock at this site, with tools and methods virtually unchanged since the 1930s. The National Park Service has retained the industrial working character of this historic Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad yard to present to the Steamtown visitor a realistic portrayal of steam-era railroading. The park interprets not only this site, its locomotives, and rolling stock, but also the greater story of the people whose lives were irrevocably changed by the railroad---and industry that steered the economic growth of the United States during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, dramatically transforming the American landscape.
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 24.475′ N, 75° 40.316′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mechanic Street. Click for map. The marker is located near the Steamtown National Historic Site Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Steamtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
2. Steamtown Marker
The Steamtown National Historic Site Visitor Center is in the background.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oil House Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Central #790 (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tank Car (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); CNJ #5 Steam Derrick (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific #4012 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
3. Steamtown
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
5. Steamtown
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
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By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
7. Steamtown
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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