Tag Archives: Delaware Lackawanna & Western

Delaware Lackawanna Alcos in Stunning Fall Foliage

C420 #405 can be seen leading more Delaware Lackawanna trains than any other locomotive except for maybe the MHWA #2045.. The memory of Chuck Reidmiller is shown moving south through the stunning fall foliage of Henryville, PA on November 8, 2016.. The train is charging towards its interchange with the Norfolk Southern in Portland, PA.. […]

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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 […]

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78 Heavily Loaded Cars From Taylor Yard

On October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day) Delaware Lackawanna Train DL-3 brought up a whopping 78 loaded cars from Taylor Yard.. To maintain the tonnage D-L enlisted 3 of their now 5 big six-axle Alcos plus an additional 2 four-axles.. In the last 2 or 3 years the D-L train length and tonnages have been on […]

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Welcome To Steamtown!…

June 18 was my 1-year anniversary of living here in Scranton and having had this site since January 1st of this year, it seemed only proper (if not poetic) that I do a commentary on the Steamtown National Historical Site…. Steamtown occupies about 40 acres of the Scranton railroad yard of the Delaware, Lackawanna & […]

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The Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Experience

The Experience Of A Passenger Train: In the 1880s, the predecessors of the Erie Lackawanna (along with America‚Äôs other major railroads) provided some of the best meals in the country in its fleet of dining cars. The ability to serve hundreds of passengers three meals a day while traveling at speeds up to 80 miles […]

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