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Steamtown: On the Mainline

3P MIV Steamtown
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This fine program presents the history of the Steamtown National Historic Site located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Featuring completely restored steam locomotives and passenger equipment, Steamtown is one of the finest operating railroad museums in the United States.
Beginning with the railroad preservation efforts of Ellis D. Atwood in 1941, you'll learn the fascinating story of Steamtown under the direction of Nelson Blount in New Hampshire and Vermont. The program also showcases many of the locomotives which performed there, including NKP 2-8-4 759, Rahway Valley 2-8-0 15, Canadian National 2-6-0 89, and four handsome Canadian Pacific 4-6-2's.
In 1984, Steamtown moved to Scranton, PA, and the program depicts the transformation of the old Lackawanna railroad yards from a run-down eyesore to a world-class museum and National Park Service historic site. You'll thrill to the dramatic controlled explosion of old city buildings in preparation for the construction of the new Mall at Steamtown, preceded by priceless scenes of steam trains operating over the yard trackage for the last time. There's also fine coverage of the Grand Opening ceremonies featuring a variety of visiting steam locomotives, including famed Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261.
The highlight of the program is a thrilling ride from Scranton to Moscow along the highly scenic ex-Lackawanna Main Line, featuring a cab ride on the handsome and powerful CP 4-6-2 Class G3 heavy Pacific 2317, complete with great trackside scenes and our exclusive locomotive-mounted ChoochCam views!
Thoroughly documented and beautifully photographed by Master Videographer Marc S. Balkin, this is the definitive Steamtown documentary!
Steamtown: On the Main Line was awarded a prestigious Telly Award in 2002.


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