Visitors accompanied by park guides can see many of the operations involved in this work as well as restoration of coaches used in excursions.
The writer has enjoyed seeing the park evolve into a comprehensive educational facility of the era of Big Steam from its first days 20 years ago when Steamtown USA arrived from Vermont, as a volunteer with a variety of duties.
Train trips to Moscow in the Pocono Mountains will start over Memorial Day weekend. A National Industrial Heritage Park, Steamtown is reached via Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street; it is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Steamtown National Historic Site occupies the former operating complex of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad in downtown Scranton. The repair shops, roundhouse and shop offices are today utilized in their original concept as well as the railroad yards.
In the technical museum one views equipment as it was used by railroads in bygone days and illustrations of how the work was done.
Extended Fall excursions will include Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and other points in the scenic Pocono Mountains. For further details, call 1-570-340-5204.
A continuing half hour movie in the spacious theater is based on the evolving career of a young man from his departure from a small country town in South Central Pennsylvania to his career on the Lackawanna.
Appropriately the goodbye with his mother is seen on the East Broad Top Steam Railroad, yet in operation today as established in 1874.
Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Let's show a little love
To the editor:
The key ingredients for our daily living are faith, hope, love and obedience. First of all we must be obedient to God. God is love. We must love him with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and all our strength. This is the first commandment in the Bible.
The second one is love thy neighbor as thyself. These two commandments are inseparable. If we follow these, then we can live a good Christian life. They are all about love. Love is mentioned 800 times in the Bible. We are supposed to love our enemies, those who hate us. Christ loved us in spite of our sins and faults.
We should love our neighbors and enemies even though they have faults. We all have faults, and we are all sinners saved by the grace of God. We should pray for our enemies.
Jesus loves everyone, that's why he went to the cross and shed his blood for our sins, so that we will be saved. Wouldn't it be a better place to live if we all showed our love to one another with a hug, handshake, a smile, a nice card, phone call, gift and a prayer?
Anna Lee Burker