All Aboard for Railfest 2016

SCRANTON -- Hundreds were on board for a celebration of trains which kicked off Saturday in Lackawanna County.

Hundreds came out for the first day of Railfest at the Steamtown National Historic Site. The event showcased different railroad displays from Delaware,

The event showcased different railroad displays from Delaware, Erie, and even Lehigh Valley. Railfest hosted many activities including a train ride to Moscow and a caboose hop.

Railfest hosted many activities, including a train ride to Moscow and a caboose hop. Train enthusiasts came from all over the northeast to look at their favorite rail cars.

Train enthusiasts came from all over the northeast to look at their favorite rail cars.

"It's pretty cool to see everybody, like you don't really hear of people who love trains and that'll do a lot to help out the trains and everything. I just love seeing everyone coming out and support," said Gregory Krieg of Lennoxville.

Charles Liberto was named the event's Grand Marshal.

Liberto is a retired trainman from Philadelphia who worked for the Reading Railroad.

Railfest will chug on until Sunday in Scranton.

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