2023 Excursions to Delaware Water Gap:
For specific event details, please visit Steamtown’s Event Calendar and navigate to the appropriate date.
Station Description and Details
History: The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railway (DL&W) first arrived at the Delaware River in 1856 with a train to New York City. The terrain from Scranton had been mountainous and isolated; the route traced the course of major streams, crossed the Lehigh's headwater at Gouldsboro, and bisected Pocono Summit Lake on DL&W's land bridge.
The historic station was built between 1903-1904 and designed by Frank J. Nies, an architect best known for having designed numerous DL&W stations. The style of the building is reflective of the Late Victorian Era. The station closed to passenger service in 1953 and was sold to the Borough of Delaware Water Gap in 1958.
Today, The DL&W single track is still in use through the Delaware Water Gap between the river and Route 611. Visitors to Steamtown National Historic Site can enjoy an excursion train reaching Point of Gap Overlook. Just outside Delaware Water Gap’s park boundaries, the rail station awaits renewal and can be glimpsed from the Interstate-80 toll plaza westbound.
Amenities: There are limited amenities at the station itself; grilled food and cold beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be bus transportation into town where visitors can enjoy local vendors and restaurants.
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Train riders are reminded to remain seated, keep heads, hands, and arms inside the windows, and to use care when stepping up or down boarding and disembarking from the passenger coach.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Check in at the ticket and information booth before proceeding to the boarding platform.
There will be a 3 hour layover at the Delware Water Gap Station for each event.
Bus will provide transportation a half mile to and from the town. Be sure to return to the train at least fifteen minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time.
Food and refreshments are available for purchase at the station, as well as in town.
There is one restroom in each passenger coach.
The train operates rain or shine, but may occasionally be cancelled because of severe weather events.