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Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby Tracer » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:29 pm

Going to be visiting Paradise Pa in a few months and i noticed a curvy rail line running thru it. Can anyone give me any info on the line?

I am from New England and would like to sneak in some rail fanning.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby ladder2 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:49 pm

That wouldbethe Strasberg Railroad, has steam trains, Amish museums etc., go to their website for details, things to do etc., very interesting area to visit. Enjoy the Penn. Dutch home cooking you will go home10lbs. heavier!
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby Gunsnclapton » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:17 pm

Or the Delaware Lackawanna. I didn't know theres more than one Paradise PA
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby SecaucusJunction » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:23 pm

I believe the Amtrak line also goes through Paradise.
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby fl9m2004 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:01 pm

How else would the 40th anniversary train be able to get to Strasberg
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby Dick H » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:27 pm

Strasburg runs a steam powered freight on Wednesdays and Friday to the NS
interchange at Paradise. They take up to 12 fans @$15 along for the ride in
the caboose. However, this is a hit or miss situation, as they do not run
unless NS has left some cars for them at the interchange. The decision to
run or not is not made until late afternoon the day before or later. Freight
business must be slow currenly, as they did not run last Friday, the past
Wednesday or yesterday.

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/mixed-train.php
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby njt/mnrrbuff » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:28 am

Amtrak's Harrisburg Line definately goes through Paradise. In fact, it interchanges with the Strasburg Railway.

There's no Delaware Lackawanna Line that I know anywhere near Strasburg. The closest one that I know is in Northeastern PA, running from E. Stroudsburg to Scranton.
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby RSD15 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:39 pm

The DL&W/DL line goes through the Township of Paradise Pa. Westbound from Analomink the line climbs up Paradise creek
around Paradise Valley through Paradise crossing and around Paradise curve before reaching Pocono Summit.
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Re: Rail line thru Paradise, Pa

Postby joshuahouse » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:21 pm

Sounds like there are two Paradise Pennsylvania then. I only knew of the one most people are talking about.
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