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

Steamtown National Historic Site

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2019
1. Steamtown National Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  

Located in the heart of downtown Scranton, Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) is the only National Park solely dedicated to the history of steam railroading and the people who brought it to life.

Located in the heart of downtown Scranton, Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) is the only National Park solely dedicated to the history of steam railroading and the people who brought it to life. Steamtown National Historic Site showcases steam locomotives, restored cabooses, freight cars and passenger coaches dating from the early 20th century.

The 52-acre site boasts an active Locomotive Repair Shop and Roundhouse with an operational turntable, and a museum complex that includes a Visitor Center, History and Technology museums, and a 250-seat HD Surround-Sound theater. Throughout the year, visitors are welcome to enjoy seasonal passenger excursions, view an educational film in the theater, and observe the masterful restoration of classic rolling stock, representative of America's industrial past.

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Confluence Sculptures on the Trail

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Steamtown National Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2019
2. Steamtown National Historic Site Marker
Lackawanna Valley Heritage Authority.
 
Location. 41° 24.65′ N, 75° 40.46′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on 7th Street 0.1 miles south of Lackawanna Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 South 7th Street, Scranton PA 18505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rahway Valley #15 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reading #2124 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bullard Company #2 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Trunk Western #6039 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Pacific #4012 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Canadian National Railways #47 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steamtown (approx. mile away); Oil House Foundation (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Steamtown National Historic Site. (Submitted on December 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Guide. (Submitted on December 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 16, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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