Board the train and learn about the history of the Gravity Railroad on your way to Archbald. Upon arrival, join members of the Archbald Historical Society and Archbald Neighborhood Association to explore the history of Archbald and tour the local museum and fan house.
A highlight of the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad's Penn Division, and its predecessor, the Gravity Railroad. An engineering marvel of its day, for seventy years the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company's Gravity Railroad moved anthracite coal from mines in the Lackawanna Valley to awaiting barges in Honesdale PA. From Honesdale, this critical commodity was carried via canal to the Hudson River, ultimately making its way to New York City and other points. Anthracite coal helped fuel the American Industrial Revolution and provided an affordable and dependable heat source for the growing populations throughout the NYC metro.
The train ride will last approximately 1.5 hours; departing Steamtown at 10 AM and arriving in Archbald at 11:30 AM. There will be a 2.5-hour layover at the Archbald Station for the event. Returning train ride will last approximately 1.5 hours; departing Archbald at 2 PM and arriving in Steamtown at 3:30 PM.