The Dragon Wagon

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Steamtown

We spent  Memorial Day weekend in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.  Since it was fairly close by, we decided to visit Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania operated by the National Park Service.  Steamtown focuses on the era of steam locomotives.

Baldwin Locomotive Works #26 built 1929



Illinois Central #790 built in 1903



A view of the restored turntable and roundhouse



A small switching engine built in 1927



A view inside the roundhouse of filled and empty work stalls



Central New Jersey Bucyrus Crane
Built in 1918 with a lift capacity of 150 tons



We liked the "character" of this 1914 locomotive.



A rare steam rotary snowplow
Built in 1898 and operated until 1965



This is one of the eight remaining Union Pacific "Big Boy" engines.  They were used to pull freight over the western Continental Divide.  These were some of the largest and most powerful steam engines ever built.
Total weight 1,250,000 lbs, overall length 132 ft. 9 14 in., 6,290 hp.



In the parking lot we spotted this beautifully restored Willys MB,
grandfather of Jeeps.





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