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

Oil House

Steamtown National Historic Site

 
 
Oil House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
1. Oil House Marker
Inscription. To run smoothly, machinery requires lubrication—and the steam locomotive was no exception. Before a locomotive could leave the yard, dozens of its moving parts had to be greased and its oil cups filled to the brim. While the fireman tended the fire and topped off the locomotive’s fuel and water supply, the engineer, armed with a wrench, rag and oil can, inspected and lubricated every moving part of the locomotive.

(Inscription over the image in the bottom left)
Greasing a locomotive

(Inscription beside the image in the upper right)
Oiling a locomotive
 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 24.471′ N, 75° 40.29′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mechanic Street. Click for map. The marker is located near the Oil House (Bookstore-Museum Shop) on the Steamtown National Historic Site. 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. A different marker also named Oil House (here, next to this marker); Tank Car (here, next to this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Office (a few

Oil House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
2. Oil House Marker
steps from this marker); Oil House Foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamtown (within shouting distance of this marker); CNJ #5 Steam Derrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois Central #790 (within shouting distance of this marker); Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60 (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Lehigh Valley Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
3. Lehigh Valley Locomotive
Delaware Lackawanna Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 27, 2015
4. Delaware Lackawanna Locomotive
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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