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Steamtown National Historic Site

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Lackawanna Railroad Shops
1899–1939; 1995 restored, Leung Hemmler Camayd. Lackawanna Ave. and Cliff St.
  • Office & Stores Bldg (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Maintenance of Way Bldg (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Roundhouse (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Roundhouse & Technology Museum (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Locomotive Shop (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Locomotive Shop (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Technology Museum & Visitor Center (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Oil House (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Gas House (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • Sand Tower (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad shops are typical of twentieth-century steam-era facilities used for the handling of coal, freight, passenger traffic, and the service and repair of locomotives. The site is now the home of the Steamtown National Historic Site, with its collection of American and Canadian rolling stock, and is operated by the National Park Service as a working museum of the steam railroad era.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas



  • 1899

  • 1995


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George E. Thomas, "Steamtown National Historic Site", [Scranton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 484-484.

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