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September's scheduled program is:

John Layton: DL&W advertised resorts of the Poconos.

THE HOLIDAY TRAINS TO MOSCOW STATION ARE BACK

The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society (L&WVRHS) and the Erie-Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society (ELDCPS) are excited to announce the return of the former Steamtown Holiday Trains to Moscow Station.

The dates are Friday November 28th, Saturday November 29th and Saturday December 6th. For tickets and more information please visit ELDCPS Website

 

 

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.

PURCHASE BOOK

 

 

 

2014 Moscow Picnic

Some shots of the 2014 Picnic at Moscow Station and Freight House. 2014 Moscow Picnic

 

2015 Calendar

Calendar 2015The Chapter's 2014 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. 2015 Calendar

 

July 2014 Pictures of 3713

Ed Kaspriske took these pictures of the B&M 3713 on a recent visit to the Steantown Shops. July 2014 Pictures from Ed K.

 

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

 

 

4th Annual Sentimental Journey Slide Show

Our fourth annual Sentimental Journey Slide Show was held at the Mountain Top Hose Company. Here are some photos from the event.. More Information

 

R&N Photo Freight

Here are some shots of the Chapter Sponsored R&N Photo Frieght that featured the "pups". Photos by Ed K.Web Album - R&N Photo Freight

 

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.

 

Laurel Line Facts

The Laurel Line last ran in 1952. This means that in 2008, the line has been not operated as a whole for 56 years. The Pittston to Wilkes-Barre segment last saw a CONRAIL train circa 1976. This section of the line has been abandoned for 32 years and traced of it are getting hard to find. What would we give now to have a mass transit system like the Laurel Line in this era of high fuel costs ?

 

 
 

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