All this talk about WNEP’s Backyard train this week motivated me to write a blog post about capturing the historic steam engines that grace our area. One of the perks of being so close to the Steamtown Historical Site in Scranton Pa is, of course, being able to see and hear the painstakingly restored trains.
At the turn of the 20th century North Eastern Pennsylvania was the engine of the Industrial Revolution. Railroads carrying coal and freight coursed through the valleys like blood through the veins of the nation. The Railroad companies and the Coal Barons funded colossal infrastructure projects that produced some of the most impressive railroad bridges and