Steamtown National Historic Site announces 2020 rail excursion schedule

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SCRANTON, Pa. — Steamtown National Historic Site welcomes visitors to experience riding the rails in vintage passenger cars pulled by heritage steam and diesel locomotives. Train rides vary from short shuttles that explore the park’s historic railroad yard to all day trips as far as the Delaware Water Gap. The park is working to bring online a new ticketing system that will afford potential riders more convenience in purchasing tickets. Once that system goes live, more details will be provided on the ticket purchasing process. For now, here are the dates for Steamtown NHS train rides and excursions.

Friday-Saturday, April 24-25. The season kicks off with Scranton Limited short train rides that explore the historic former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad yard that comprises Steamtown NHS. Learn about the history of this important hub of railroad activity. The Scranton Limited will typically be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays through early November.

The Caboose Experience short ride will be offered on select days throughout the season, including on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. Learn about the important role that the lowly caboose played in freight train operations, perhaps gaining a more unique perspective by riding in the caboose cupola.

Sunday, April 26. The season’s first Nay Aug Limited short train ride takes visitors as far as the scenic Nay Aug Gorge, a National Natural Landmark, where Roaring Brook cascades through a forested ravine. The Nay Aug Limited will typically be offered on Sundays through early November.

Sunday, May 10. Mother’s Day Special excursion to Moscow PA.

Saturday, May 23. St. Ubaldo’s Race of the Saints Express excursion to Jessup PA.

Sunday, May 24. Outdoor Adventure Special excursion to Archbald PA.

Saturday, May 30. Ice House Express excursion to Tobyhanna PA.

Sunday, May 31. Pocono Flyer excursion to Delaware Water Gap PA.

Saturday, June 13. Railfest Special excursion to Gouldsboro PA.

Sunday, June 14. Railfest Special excursion to Moscow PA.

Sunday, June 21. Father’s Day Special excursion to Moscow PA.

Saturday, June 27. Founder’s Day Express excursion to Delaware Water Gap PA.

Sunday, June 28. Heart of the Poconos Limited excursion to Cresco PA.

Saturday, July 4. East Stroudsburg Sesqui-Fest Express excursion to East Stroudsburg PA.

Saturday, July 18. Civil War Heritage Explorer excursion to Gouldsboro PA.

Saturday, July 25. Penn Division Explorer excursion to Archbald PA.

Sunday, July 26. Heart of the Poconos Limited excursion to Cresco PA.

Saturday-Sunday, August 8-9. Country Street Fair Flyer excursions to Moscow PA.

Saturday, August 15. Heart of Summer Express excursion to Moscow PA.

Sunday, August 16. Votes for Women! Un-Limited excursion to Gouldsboro PA.

Saturday, August 29. Ice House Express excursion to Tobyhanna PA.

Sunday, September 6. East Stroudsburg Sesqui-Fest Express excursion to East Stroudsburg PA.

Saturday, October 10. Autumn Ramble excursion to Moscow PA.

Saturday, October 17. Fall Foliage Flyer excursion to Delaware Water Gap PA.

Sunday, October 18. Heart of the Poconos Limited excursion to Cresco PA.

Saturday-Sunday, October 24-25. Penn Division Special excursions to Carbondale PA.

Saturday, October 31. Ghoulsboro Spooky Spectacular excursion to Gouldsboro PA.

Friday-Sunday, November 27-29. Holiday Trains to Moscow PA.

More information is available online.
 

— From a Steamtown news release. Feb. 26, 2020.

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