2023 Short Train Rides:
While advance purchase and registration is not available, tickets are still required for our short train rides.
Offered Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as staffing permits;
Beginning Thursday, May 11th and running through Sunday, November 12th;
NOTICE: On days we offer our longer excursion rides, the Caboose Experience may be offered in lieu of the Scranton Limited.
About our Short Train Rides
Scranton Limited: a 3-mile round trip ride lasting approximately 30-minutes. The locomotive travels through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River, passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and stops at the University of Scranton before returning to the Steamtown boarding area.
Caboose Experience: a short 15-20-minute ride in our historic caboose within the park boundaries. It gives visitors a chance to experience what life was like at the back of the train. This experience is included with the purchase of a Scranton Limited ticket.
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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.
Tickets for this tour are not available for advance purchase, they are ONLY available on-site at Steamtown on the day of your visit. Tour description is included online to inform visitors of all available offerings.
This tour is wheelchair accessible on days when train excursions are not operating. Call 570-340-5204 for information.