“Whistle Stop” Excursion from East Stroudsburg to the Steamtown


East Stroudsburg, PA – Attention train lovers of all ages! The Eastburg Community Alliance invites you to take a ride through history with an exciting “Whistle Stop” Excursion from East Stroudsburg to the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton for “Railfest 2010” on Saturday, September 4th.

Historic diesel locomotives, Reading Railroad FP-7s 902 and 903, will power the special “Whistle Stop” excursion from East Stroudsburg to Steamtown National Historic Site. The historic train will board passengers at Millers Park, East Stroudsburg and offer a scenic ride along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad’s historic Pocono Mainline. Once at the Park, guests may board free trolley bus shuttles to Scranton’s Courthouse Square area for food, fun and music at La Festa Italiana before returning to visit Railfest activities at the Park. The Park will have numerous family-friendly activities occurring on Saturday, including the steam-powered “Scranton Limited” short train rides, caboose rides, live music and dancing, tours of Amtrak equipment and a close up look at a variety of vintage and modern rail equipment. Additionally, the Union Pacific #4012 “Big Boy” locomotive cab will be open to the public and the Locomotive Shops will be open for self-guided tours. After a fun-filled day in the Park and Downtown Scranton, the adventure continues with a scenic the train-ride home when the return-trip “Whistle Stop” excursion departs from Steamtown at 4:00 p.m. Trip participants will also gain valuable deals and discounts in East Stroudsburg by showing their ticket stubs to participating businesses upon their return.

Tickets are going fast, so make your excursion reservations today by calling (570) 340-5204 or toll free at 1-888-693-9391 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

“Whistle Stop” Excursion Schedule

DEPARTS from East Stroudsburg, Saturday, September 4, 2010 At 9:45 a.m.
Returns to East Stroudsburg at 6:10 p.m.

Roundtrip fares are as follows:

– From East Stroudsburg, $51 for adults 17 to 61, $46 for seniors 62 and older and
$30 for children ages 6-16. Children 5 and younger require a “no-charge” ticket.

* Limited ”First Class” seating aboard Lehigh Valley #353 is $100 for all ages.

Additional information is available from Cheryl Hayne, Downtown Manager of the Eastburg Community Alliance at 570-424-7540 or eastburginfo@gmail.com. Railfest details and the full 2010 Excursion Schedule is available online at www.nps.gov/stea.