Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Engines returning to the roundhouse for maintenance rolled through a narrow two-track passage onto the turntable. An operator inside the control cab rotated the turntable bridge to align with the tracks leading to the assigned stall.
The locomotive with its tender entered head first so that the smokestack was positioned under the ceiling flues. To leave the roundhouse, the procedure was reversed.
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 41° 24.443′ N, 75° 40.268′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker can be reached from Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling east. Located in the Roundhouse in Steamtown National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Haven Trap Rock Company #43 (here, next E.J. Lavino & Company #3 (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania Boxcars (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Section (within shouting distance of this marker); Claremont & Concord Snow Plow #60 (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Island Railroad #193 Rotary Snow Plow (within shouting distance of this marker); DL&W Coal Hoppers (within shouting distance of this marker); 1902 Roundhouse Office (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . . Steamtown National Historic Site. National Park Service site. (Submitted on June 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 8, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.