Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS



Tracing The Laurel Line Route in 2005 ...

On the first warm days of spring, the webmaster was out on his mountain bike, looking at some construction, near the old Right-Of-Way of the Laurel Line. In the background, behind the Wilkes-Barre Connecting RR bridge, is steelwork of a new office building.

CN units cross Wilkes-Barre Connecting RR Bridge

Compare the above views with this one from our 2002 calendar. It shows a December 1952 view of the Laurel Line in Plains, PA. (Carl Packer Collection)

Shot of Laurel Line car going under Wilkes-Barre Connecting RR Brdige

In 2008, the area behind the bridge is now the Waterfront Complex - office space with a resturant/bar.


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