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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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Norfolk Southern Jumbo Covered Hopper: #298286

A permanently enclosed car, other than a box car, regardless of exterior or interior shape, for handling bulk commodities, with or without insulation and provided with openings for loading through top or sides with weather-tight covers or doors.. Car may be provided with one or more bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers, doors, […]

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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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