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Steamtown Excursion - Moscow: Holiday Express

Steamtown Excursion - Moscow: Holiday Express

Steamtown Excursion - Moscow: Holiday Express

  • November 29, 2024 - December 1, 2024
  • 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
  • (570) 445-1898
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Moscow: Holiday Express

Celebrate the holiday season with a scenic train ride! Join Steamtown NHS for a trip through the woods to Moscow Station. Enjoy the holiday festivities. Experience a fun time for the entire family.

The original name for Moscow was Drinker’s Beech, for the abundance of beech trees in an area owned by Henry W. Drinker. The town of Moscow grew from a small tavern and settlement as an expansion of the Philadelphia & Great Bend Turnpike, nicknamed Drinker’s Turnpike. Eventually, Moscow would be cemented as a community when the new Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad was built through the town with a station in 1856. With the rail connection, Moscow continued to grow with various mills, and one such mill owned by the Van Brunt family supplied milled lumber to the Steinway Piano Company. In the twentieth century, Moscow would supply workers to the mines in and around Scranton, for which the Lackawanna Railroad would provide a special train nicknamed “the accommodation train” to help miners and railroaders alike commute back and forth. The Victorian-style freight and passenger stations were designed by Frank J. Nies and built in 1904.

Today, the station is maintained by the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railroad Historical Society and serves as a destination for the Steamtown National Historic Site Excursions.

When excursions return, visitors to the historic station will find a variety of train memorabilia, such as historical photos, books/magazines, and souvenirs, for sale, along with light snacks, beverages, and hot dogs. 

Tickets for this event will be available on Saturday, July 6th, 2024. To purchase tickets for this Excursion, please visit Recreation.Gov.

NOTICE: Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.

2024 Summer Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, April 20th)


2024 Autumn Excursions (tickets available beginning Saturday, July 6th)

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PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.