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We're Celebrating our 45th Anniversary and You are Invited!

The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter NRHS cordially invites you to join us in celebration of our 45th anniversary of preserving railroad history. The celebration includes a series of events from October 11 to 14 in Scranton, PA. We are also honored to be hosting the NRHS National Conference during the celebration and all NRHS members are invited to attend the NRHS business meetings and meet the NRHS leadership. An informal 20-year Railcamp reunion will be held on our Sunday excursion as well.

Events Include

  • Thursday October 11: Slideshow 7pm, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Free Event Ed Philbin on the Lehigh Valley's Mountain Cut-off History and Ed Zech shares the local photography of late Ed Miller
  • Friday October 12: Excursion on the Stourbridge Line. 50 mile roundtrip from Honesdale to Lackawaxen behind newly rebuilt FP-7 in the PRR's freight scheme. Bus transportation is available from Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Bus will stop at several historic landmarks on return trip. 2 photo runbys. Excursion departs Honesdale 10am, returns 4pm.
  • Friday October 12: Slideshow 7pm, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Norm Barrett on Railroading: The Good, Bad, and Ugly and Jim Kilcullen with local Railroading in the 70's
  • Saturday October 13: NRHS Advisory Council & B.O.D. Meetings. 8am-5pm at Radisson Hotel. Observe NRHS business meetings. Free event.
  • Saturday October 13: L&WV Chapter 45th Anniversary Banquet. Buffet style meal in the famed Radisson glass-topped lobby. Cash bar opens at 6pm.
  • Sunday October 14: Steamtown Excursion to Moscow Station. 26 mile roundtrip behind classic diesel power. Informal Railcamp 20-year reunion at Steamtown and onboard the train.
Download the event details and registration form today.

 


9th Annual Sentimental Journey Slide Show - November 2018

The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley chapter of the NRHS invites you to our ninth annual Sentimental Journey Slideshow on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Join us for a day of food, fun, and camaraderie as we take a look back at our favorite railroads and railfan adventures. The slideshow will be held at a new location, the Dupont Hose Co. in Dupont, PA. Doors open at 9am for a social hour with coffee and donuts. Slides start promptly at 10am and go to 5pm. Tickets are $26.

This year's presenters include:

  • Frank Garon-NY Metro Area ‘79-’82
  • George Gula– Eastern PA Traction Topic
  • Harry Owens-Along the LV Bowman’s Creek Br.
  • Kermit Geary Jr. -Lehigh & Wyoming Valleys in B&W
  • Tony Verbyla Jr.-John A. Rakowski Slide Selections
  • Richard Jahn– Erie Lackawanna of ARHS Collection
Download the event details and registration form today.

 

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Holiday Train Rides to Moscow, PA

Trains from Steamtown and the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society will running from Scranton to our beautiful station in Moscow, PA.

Steamtown Holiday Trains:

  • Friday, November 23: 9:30am and 1:30pm
  • Saturday, November 24: 9:30am and 1:30pm
  • Sunday, November 25: 12:30pm
  • Adults (ages 16-61) $24.00
  • Seniors (ages 62+) $22.00
  • Child (ages 6-15) $17.00
  • Child (to age 5) Free Ticket Required
  • Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 10 by calling Steamtown at (570) 340-5204.
  • More details can be found on the Steamtown excursion PDF.

ELDCPS Santa Trains:

  • Saturday, December 1: 9:30am and 1:30pm
  • Adults (ages 13-61) $25.00
  • Seniors (ages 62+) $23.00
  • Child (ages 4-12) $18.00
  • Child (to age 3) Free Ticket Required
  • First Class tickets also available
  • More details can be found on the ELDCPS excursion page.

2019 Calendar Released


The tradition continues. Order your 2019 calendar here: 2019 Calendar order information.

 


Recap: Oneida Clipper, A Rare Mileage Photo Freight Excursion

The L&WV Chapter ran a rare mileage excursion from Port Clinton to Oneida Junction and Morea on the Reading & Northern. Click the images to see photographer Scott Herring's account of the trip.

 

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2019 Calendar Coming Soon

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. 2018 Calendar

 

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