Steamtown National Historic Site Reading Lines 902 and 903
I recently had to make an unplanned trip for a funeral Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, I stayed an extra night to keep my buddy company and we decided to take the afternoon and visit Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton Pennsylvania, part of the National Park Service. It’s a great place loaded with both operating and non-operating displays. Unfortunately, the 7 operational locomotives and Steam locomotives do not operate in the winter months.
This was a great place to explore and if you’re in the area it is definitely worth a stop. There were some really great old relics inside and out, the fun part is the whole outside of the museum is an actual working railroad yard, with many great old locomotives, and all kinds of cars and railroad stuff everywhere in all states of renovation and some in disrepair. The whole yard is open to the public upon entrance to the museum, you can wander around the place freely with the warning that any car can move at any time.
We were lucky enough to have a bit warmer weather, and we got there about an hour or so before it closed so we pretty much had the place to ourselves which was a bonus in itself. I am not sure of the tripod policy, I would say on the day we were there it would not have been an issue but I shot hand-held anyway due to having a long day and just did not feel like the hassle of a tripod. This place gets packed in the summer from what I hear so we really lucked out with our stop that Friday.
These two Reading Lines Locomotives were actually on display in the parking lot of the museum, I have more to come from this location so stay tuned and thanks for Stopping.
Have a great weekend!