Tag Archives: Scranton

Sunday Train Summary #6: Heritage And Color Abound

Conrail Heritage Unit #8098 cruises downgrade and underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. @ 10:30 a.m. on-the-dot on November 19, 2015. <<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> 2 Heritage Units in 2 days!… Conrail and Illinois Terminal roll through Scranton!… Although Heritage Units aren’t foreign to Northeastern Pa., they’re not a common sight either. Celebrity […]

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Sunday Train Summary #4: Seeing The Bigger Picture

<<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi declares to a young Luke Skywalker, “Congratulations, you’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” And so have we…. That first step came on October 4, 2015 when we railfanned Binghamton, NY to Owego, NY. Yesterday, on November 7, […]

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Sunday Train Summary #2: Stacks, Racks, Looking Back And Lots Of Foreign Power

I know it’s a little late to be talking about September but since this is only the second volume of this commentary (and the last volume focused mainly on the changing of the D&H over to the NS) I still think it’s worth mentioning that September was a heck of a month for railfans here […]

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Sunday Train Summary #1: Changing Of The Guard (Again) In Northeast Pa.

Next Summary >>>> So after nearly a year since it was announced, the highly awaited (and in many cases anticipated) changeover of the CP/D&H Sunbury Subdivision to the hands of the Norfolk Southern has finally taken place…. The change (which was originally supposed to happen back in August on the 15th) is probably the most […]

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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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