The Scranton Train Museum: Steamtown Pennsylvania

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by Joe Berk
No. 790 and its coal tender in the Steamtown courtyard, one of nine surviving steam locomotives from the Illinois Central Railroad.

Take a tour to Steamtown Pennsylvania in the town of Scranton. Train museum aficionados and novices alike can appreciate the steam-powered marvels there.

  • What: Steamtown National Historic Site, 150 South Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503, (570) 340-5200. Admission is free.
  • How to Get There: From the East Coast of the U.S., take I-80 west to I-81 to Scranton. From western Pennsylvania, it’s I-80 east. In Scranton, take I-81’s Exit 185, go left on Mifflin Ave., then right on Lackawanna Ave., and then left on Cliff St. to the entrance.
  • Best Kept Secrets: Vincenzo’s for pizza in downtown Scranton (it was awesome).
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