Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS


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Monthly Programs

Program Listing

May's program is:

Edward M Koehler: Electrification of the Long Island Railroad LIRR up to 1955.


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.





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


5th Annual Sentimental Journey Slide Show

Some pictures from the 2014 Sentimenal Journey Slide Show. It was a lot of fun.  Sentimental Journey Slide Show 2014


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



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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