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Steamtown National Historic Site cancels summer train excursions

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Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) in Scranton remains temporarily closed and must cancel all planned railroad passenger excursions through Sept. 30. The safety of its visitors, staff, volunteers and destination partners remains paramount, and was a primary consideration in making this difficult decision, NHS said.

“With the lead time needed to perform maintenance on our historic locomotives and vintage passenger cars that was not able to be completed this spring, the postponed mandatory recertification training for our train crews, and concerns regarding the practicality of implementing CDC, state and local guidance regarding COVID-19 mitigations both on the trains and at the destination stations, all dictated making this difficult decision,” NHS said.

To monitor the park website for the latest updates regarding the park opening and the status of fall and holiday excursions, visit: http://www.nps.gov/stea.

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