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Steamtown Excursion - Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage

Steamtown Excursion - Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage

Steamtown Excursion - Delaware Water Gap: Fall Foliage

  • October 21, 2023
  • 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
  • (570) 340-5200
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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.

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.

Tickets for this event will be made available on July 23, 2023. To purchase tickets for this Excursion, please visit Recreation.Gov.

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