This is the first ski resort that I've been to here in the Poconos without a lot of orange ski fencing. Other places border their runs. So here, many skiers and boarders cut through to other runs, go in and out of trees, etc. It must be quite fun for renegade skiers. If you're not used to this, it can be quite startling to have someone shooting out into or across your path! Watch carefully!
Cut A Way Trolley Car
This display enables visitors to see how a trolley car is assembled and how it runs by entering the trolley and viewing the cut-away floor. One can view the 2 electric motors and air brake equipment. This trolley was double-ended which means it had controls at both ends. At the end of the line where there was no way to turn around the trolley, the motormen would flip the seats to face the other direction, take controls at the other end and run the trolley in the return direction. The trolley had enough room for about 30 standing and seated passengers each. It ran in Reading, PA unitl 1947.
Steamtown National Historic Site & more....
Steamtown, part of the National Park Service was established in 1986 to further the understanding and appreciation of steam railroading and the role it played in the development of the United States. Anything you could possibly want to know about steam locomotives and the history of railroading is displyed here. A definite "must see" for train enthusiasts.
On my first visit to Scranton we visited Steamtown only. My most recent & 2nd visit we included the Trolley Museum which is adjacent to Steamtown.
Open: Year round 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1st
Museum entrance fee:
Seniors: (62+) $7.00
Children: (6-12) $3.00
free to National Parks pass holders
Excursions 2004 (summer only)
Adult: $15, Senior $13, Child $10
Adult: $25, Senior $20, Child $15
Adult: $75, Senior $70, Child $50
Lackawanna County Electric City Trolley Station & Museum
This museum sits adjacent to Steamtown and shares the same parking lot. It's a small museum that is no where near the scale of Steamtown but if you're interested in transporation, it's worth the $3 admission fee.