Rare Delaware Lackawanna Office Car Train Special

On March 28, 2016, the Delaware Lackawanna ran a very rare Office Car Special over the Pocono Mountain Route Between the NS Taylor Yard and Portland, PA.. Note the NS power car behind the locomotives and the Delaware Lackawanna caboose.. The three passenger cars are owned by a local railroad preservation society..

The locomotives are the last Alco C636 #3642 and the ex-BCOL #2045.. Note the GENESEE VALLEY lettering on the #2045, soon to be replaced by DELAWARE LACKAWANNA proper..

The rumor was that NS CEO Jim Squires himself (or at least some very high-ranking NS brass) was on this train.. Supposedly, the business discussed on this trip was the upcoming return of the D-L interchange to Taylor from Portland, PA which came to fruition in January 2018..

Bloom Junction @ the Steamtown Wye and the Sunbury Line is a few hundred feet in front of the train. The OCS is shown resting on Bridge 60 nearing the end of its round trip.. The end will come one more mile down the hill on the NS at Taylor Yard.. While on NS tracks, this train ran as the K65.

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Author:Railfan AC

AC is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a long haul trucker, a transportation enthusiast and a lifelong lover of trains. AC's mission is to travel America documenting American railroading in the 21st century while educating those who want to know about the importance the railroads play in our daily lives including, but not limited to, the movement of goods, services and more.

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