One of the most famous tourist lines in the United States features the nation’s largest array of steam locomotives: the famed Steamtown Collection, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Brainchild of the late industrialist, F. Nelson Blount, Steamtown began as a small collection of historical rail equipment tucked away in the rugged woods of Vermont.
The collection was moved to Scranton, where today, Steamtown is a National Park. Steamtown operates both steam and diesel powered excursions on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western into the Pocono Mountains.
This program features several excursion runs using ex-Canadian Pacific 2317 and Canadian National 3254 as Lackawanna 2317 and 1271, plus Lackawanna painted diesels 514 and 880.
You’ll also enjoy a cab ride up the mountain, along with many of Steamtown’s static displays.