Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley RHS


L&WV Excursion Canceled !!!


With deep regret, the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter, NRHS is announcing the cancellation of the Lackawanna Cutoff Anniversary Special trains, scheduled for September 12 and 13, 2015. This nearly sold-out weekend of trains has been wildly supported by our customers, yet due to insurmountable insurance obstacles placed in front of us by Canadian Pacific Railway, the outgoing operator of the trackage to be operated over, we could not reach their requirements. The excursion committee exerted all efforts to rearrange insurance for the riders’ safety, yet could not come to agreeable terms with the railroad.

Press Release - Excursion Canceled


Special Notice :

Please visit this site for information about Special Events, Excursions, etc and to purchase tickets for them.



Monthly Programs

Program Listing

"Picnic Program" on August 2nd is :

 Scott Snell, The last of the grain silos in Canada and the last pour of steel at Bethlehem.


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.





2016 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. 2016 Calendar



First Train Of The 2015 Season At Moscow

B&M The L&WV Chapter hosted the first train of the 2015 Excursion Season at Moscow Station. The Chapter sold refeshments and railroad related items to the excursion passengers, (Photos by Ed Kaspriske) First Train of 2015 at Moscow


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


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.



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