Steamtown National Historic Site will host Railfest 2016 at the park on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4 of Labor Day weekend. The National Park Service site works with numerous partners to present this annual end-of-summer event, which is a celebration of railroading that features visiting railroad equipment displays, special shop demonstrations and, of course, train rides on both days of the event.
There will be excursions to Moscow, Pa., on each event day. Each trip will operate with historic diesel locomotives. The excursions will depart the Steamtown Boarding Platform at 12:30 p.m., with a planned return to Scranton at approximately 3:00 p.m. Excursion fares are $24 for adults 16 to 61, $22 for seniors 62 and older, and $17 for children ages 6-15, and include the park’s daily Entrance Fee. Children 5 and younger accompanied by an adult require a “no-charge” ticket.
The park will resume regular daily hours, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Labor Day. All Railfest activities and programs are included in the park’s $7 daily entrance fee for visitors age 16 and older. Fares to ride either the “Scranton Limited” short train rides are $5 per person, all ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. More information about Railfest 2016 is available at www.nps.gov/stea - click on Railfest 2016 (https://www.nps.gov/stea/planyourvisit/railfest.htm).