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“Toot Toot, Train Coming Thru”

Ranked #13 of 33 things to do in Scranton
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Owner description: Four huge furnaces used by the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company.
Clearwater Beach FL
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Toot Toot, Train Coming Thru”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

In its heyday the Lackawanna Station on Jefferson Avenue in Scranton saw passsengers taking the daily run from Scranton to Hoboken on the Phoebe Snow. Once you arrived in Hoboken you had your choice of taking the tubes (a subway that went under the Hudson River) or a ferry boat that plied the Hudson River to get to Manhattan. The ferry came in way downtown and the tubes came into the subbasement at Gimbles Dept. Store.
There is no longer a train to Hoboken, but the train does take you to Iron Furnace, about 7 miles outside of Scranton where you can tour the old steel furnaces that were a large part of the Scranton economy for many years. The train ride itself is worth the trip and seeing the remains of a now defunct American tradition. is also worth the trip.
The Steamtown Train Museum is also worthwile for anyone interested in the old, now completely refurbished train station (now a hotel and restaurant) and the trains that used to stop there.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wrong Directions”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The Trip Advisor location is completely wrong. The Iron Furnaces are in Scranton proper, not in McDade Park. Trip Advisor needs to correct this.

Visited August 2013
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Falls Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Not Alot to See”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

There are the remnants of the iron furnaces and a nice pavilion but thats about it. If you are looking for a nice little picnic spot, by all means come to the furnaces! Otherwise, its just really not worth the trip.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
609 reviews
309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“not much to see”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

there are some interpretive signs to explain some of what you see...but sure would have been nice to have a museum or a guide to explain things more

Visited July 2013
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Springfield, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“If you like different types of attractions.”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is not an exciting place, but sort of fun to have given it a try. You do get some sense of Scranton's historical development. It only takes a few minutes.

Visited March 2012
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