Tag Archives: Erie Lackawanna

NS K65, Delaware Lackawanna Excursion, Office Car Special Or Something At Steamtown

NS K65(?) or Delaware-Lackawanna Special or something at Steamtown…. I came across the Delaware Lackawanna yesterday with a most unusual train. One D-L Alco, #3642 and Genessee Valley #2045 led a short 5-car special of sorts in front of the Tower 60 at Steamtown @ 6 p.m.. The consist of the train was a Norfolk Southern […]

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Erie Lackawanna SD45-2 #1700 & Sister #1702 In Port Reading, New Jersey

Erie Lackawanna SD45-2 #1700 & Sister 1702 In Port Reading, New Jersey

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Erie Lackawanna Heritage Unit #1700 And Sister #1701 @ Port Reading Yard, NJ

Some guys get all the luck!… Take Mike for instance who stumbled upon these two beauties while driving past the Port Reading, NJ yard. Note that the #1701 (still in a somewhat “pure state” minus the black paint, of course) has its horn mounted in the original location on the right side of the cab […]

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Erie-Lackawanna SD45-2 Heritage Unit #1700 @ Mertztown, Pa.

The Erie Lackawanna SD45-2 Heritage Unit #1700 was a big enough celebrity when it was released from the Altoona paint shops and became an even bigger celebrity when it broke down shortly thereafter while on Norfolk Southern Train 34A. For days it sat in Mertztown, Pa. and was photographed hundreds of times. Today it was […]

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RAILFEST 2015 At STEAMTOWN Part 2: The Special Guests Arrive!

  Canadian Pacific GP20C-ECO, An Authentic Erie-Lackawanna Caboose & The Central of New Jersey and Lehigh Valley ALCO Heritage Units….         The Park:     The Queens:

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Local Switching On The Delaware Lackawanna Diamond Branch

In an episode similar to that of yesterday’s, I made it to Norfolk Southern tracks at exactly 0523, just in time to catch Train 12T moving northward out of town at 0524…. And although it was still too dark to get any kind of decent pics, I was able to get a video of the […]

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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’s 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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