Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Grand Trunk Western #6039
The Grand Trunk Western Railway, controlled by Grand Trunk Railroad of Canada, owned track in Michigan and Illinois and provided commuter service to Detroit. In the 1950s, the Grand Trunk leased this engine to the Central Vermont Railway. It was one of the last steam locomotives employed in common carrier service in that state.
Erected by Steamtown Nataionl Historic Site - National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 41° 24.488′ N, 75° 40.375′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is on Mechanic Street, on the left when traveling east. Located in the parking lot for 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 Reading #2124 (within shouting distance of this marker); Rahway Valley #15 (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamtown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Illinois Central #790 (about 300 feet away); Oil House Foundation (about 300 feet away); Union Pacific #4012 (about 300 feet away); CNJ #5 Steam Derrick (about 400 feet away); Oil House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . . Grand Trunk Western #6039. (PDF) Additional details from the Park Service site. (Submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 849 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.