Railfanning the Delaware Lackawanna

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Matt_S
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Railfanning the Delaware Lackawanna

Post by Matt_S » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:42 pm

Hi all,

I'm planning a long scheduled trip to Scranton and the surrounding area to chase the DL on a Saturday coming up. I have had vague knowledge of their ops up until recently, however I know their schedule has changed a little, since NS is now interchanging in Scranton instead of Portland. I was hoping to find out if anyone knows the wheres and whens for their Saturday operations now?

Thanks for your help!

turntable01
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Re: Railfanning the Delaware Lackawanna

Post by turntable01 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:56 pm

If you can scare up a copy of Railfan magazine, October 2017 issue, it had a feature article on Genesee Valley Transportation. Near the end of the article, it says operations on the Delaware Lackawanna are seven days a week. Probably too late for your planned trip. Hope you had good luck.

Matt_S
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Re: Railfanning the Delaware Lackawanna

Post by Matt_S » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Actually the trip was rescheduled for this weekend. Still looking for info of crew call times and stuff if anyone knows?

Thanks

Dick H
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Re: Railfanning the Delaware Lackawanna

Post by Dick H » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:30 pm

Delaware Lackawanna RR Derailment Caught on Tape. From fox16.com
https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/t ... 1912344060" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Railfanning the Delaware Lackawanna

Post by toolmaker » Tue May 21, 2019 7:08 pm

Dick H wrote:Delaware Lackawanna RR Derailment Caught on Tape. From fox16.com
https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/t ... 1912344060" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I crossed there many times. I would never expected a rail would fly up and out like that. It would have killed someone standing trackside.
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