Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS


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Monthly Programs

Program Listing

November 10, 2016: Rob Mesite.
Capturing the Past in a Digital Present

Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Rail Historical Society Mission Statement:

Through fellowship, community and educational outreach to affect rail preservation and appreciation of railroad history focusing on Northeastern Pennsylvania.


Chapter Publishes its first book

Calendar 2013The Chapter has published its first book. It is by Frank P. Adams. The title is "The History and Railroads of North Pocono".

It is a very nice hardcover book about the North Pocono area and the railroads that ran through it.

It is 216 pages and printed in the USA.





Holiday Trains - Save The Date

Tickets for the Moscow Holiday Train go on sale October 11, 2016.

Santa at Moscow

Trains to see the big guy in the red suit will run on November 25, 26 and 27, 2016! Look for more information at

To purchase tickets starting October 11, 2016 call 570-340-5203.


Upcoming Holiday Raffle

L&WV RHS "Holiday Raffle" "The NE Peddler" Diesel w/ sound, 5 freight cars & caboose Retail Value $731.00 For the benefit of Moscow Station

Chances - $5.00 or 3 for $10.00 Chances available by mail using our PO Box, from members or at Moscow Station on train days. Cash or checks made out to "L&WV RHS". Drawing, Sunday November 27 at Moscow.


Model Train Raffle Winners

Here is a list of the Raffle Winners. View List


2017 Calendar

The Chapter's 2016 Calendar.As an annual project and fund raiser, the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Rail Historical Society puts together a calendar, featuring photographs of local rail lines. The photos are from the collections of members of the chapters. Everything from steam, traction and interurban, diesels and local landmarks have been in past calenders as well as some current photos. 2017 Calendar


Picnic Cancelled !!!

Due to circumstances beyond our control the annual picnic has been cancelled.


Chapter Table At Amherst Show

Norm reports that the Chapter had a table at the Amherst Show. Amherst is a huge train show. The primary goal of attending Amherst is to bring about exposure of the 3713 Project More Information


Moscow Freight Station Repainted

Through a grant, the Chapter has had the Moscow Freight Station repainted into its orignal color scheme. The vintage DL&W building has went from a reddish brown to a handsome green wth red trim. Other improvements are planned. Repainted Freight Station


BM 3713 Fundraiser L&WV RHS

B&M 3713 Raffle Tickets are available by sending a donation of $ 20.00 per ticket along with a self addressed stamped envelope to Norman Barrett, 609 Johnson St., Dickson City PA 18519-1610.

Ticket stub will be mailed back for records.

Raffle will take place upon purchase of all 1,000 tickets

More Information


Vosburg Flyer Train Trip

The L&WV Chapter NHRS ran its Vosburg Flyer Train Trip. The train rain over some very senic rare mileage and there were several photo runbys. The train even had an ex-Santa Fe GP30 on it. The Reading and Northern have recently started using some GP30's. Web Album - Vosburg Flyer


40th Anniversary Banquet

Calendar 2013The Chapter celebrated its 40th Anniversary at Al Mia Amore in Dickson City on October 5, 2013. It was a nice night celebrating the L&WV Chapter NHRS. Some Pictures Of The Event



Laurel Line Slide Show / 125th Anniversary of Trolley Car DVDs

The Chapter's has released 2 DVD's. One is a Slideshow on DVD of Ed Miller's photography. The other is for the 125th Anniversary of Scranton's First Electric Trolley Car of 1886. This DVD features the films of Ed Miller. You can order these online or at Scranton Hobby, Scranton, the Trolley Museum, Scranton, PA. More Information


Sample Of Chapter Activities

Chapter Members are involved in many different activities. Some things Chapter Members enjoy are :

  • Working at events at Moscow Station.
  • Model Railroading
  • Enjoying a movie or slideshow at a meeting.
  • Photography of railroad related subjects.



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