Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, plans a special steam-powered excursion to Carbondale, Pennsylvania, on Columbus Day, Monday, October 9.
The park’s Baldwin #26 0-6-0 steam locomotive is scheduled to operate this special trip through the Lackawanna Valley, along a portion of former Delaware & Hudson Railway mainline. It is scheduled to depart the Steamtown Boarding Platform at 10 a. m. and arrive back at the park at 4 p. m. Join us as park staff describes the importance of the Valley’s towns to the Industrial Revolution en route to the Pioneer City -Lackawanna County’s first city. Excursion passengers will receive a downtown map of the city to explore and discover where, among other “firsts,” the first commercially successful railroad –the Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad –opened in 1829. Reservations open on Sunday, September 24. Tickets are priced at $24 for adults 16-61, $22 for seniors 62 and older, and $17 for children ages 6-15. Children to age 5 require a “no-charge” ticket. (NOTE: Locomotive power is subject to change without notice.)