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NRHS Roots of American Railroad Trip June 23, 2010

The Stourbridge Line Route

by Chris Guenzler

I got up at 5:45 AM so I could be down at the restaurant when it opened. I had the Waffle and Bacon for breakfast. I printed some needed E-mails before I worked on yesterday's story which I finished. I then walked over to the Hilton and waited out front for the bus to load to Homesdale. It was about a 45 minute trip and soon we were parked near the train station.

A wooden snowplow.

Two of the Copper King Express cars this railroad bought.

Stourbridge Line 3516.

Stourbridge Line 3509.

Stourbridge Line BL-2 54.

Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad.

The sign for the Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad.

The train pulled into the station.

The passengers board our NRHS Special Train. It had Engine BL2 54, Coaches 3519 John Roebling, 3509 Irad Hawley, 1203 Horatio Allen and 1993 Canadrago Lake.

Our train left Honesdale for Lackawaxen.

Lackawaxen River.

Milepost JC 134.

Two views of Morristown & Erie C-424 19.

Ex Guilford GP-7 22.

A former industry once served by rail.

The sewer treatment plant at Honesdale.

Views along the Lackawaxen River.

Our train running along the Lackawaxen River.

Views along the Lackawaxen River.

Our train taking a curve.

Two more views of the Lackawaxen River.

Views of the trees and hills.

Two more views of the Lackawaxen River.

A look at the rear of our train.

Steve Barry and other rail photographers.

More views of the Lackawaxen River.

Our train crossed a bridge.

More views of the Lackawaxen River.

Rock strata along our route.

Along the Lackawaxen River.

Our train takes a curve.

Two more views along the Lackawaxen River.

What is that tower ahead of the train?

The Lackawaxen River.

It is the hydro-electric plant at Kimble.

The Lackawaxen River.

Milepost JC 116.

The train takes a curve before we arrived into Lackawaxen. Here we detrained and I walked over to a store for two Coca-Colas and a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone. I am on vacation now.

The Zane Gray Bridge over the Lackawaxen River in Lackawaxen.

The New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad Bridge in Lackawaxen.

My private Photo Runby as the train returned to the Lackawaxen boarding area.

The train ready to return us to Honesdale. We left a few minutes after 1 PM. Later we stopped for a double photo runby.

My car that I rode the 1203 Horatio Allen.

Stourbridge Line BL-2 54.

Back up move #1.

Stourbridge Line BL-2 54.

Photo Runby #1.

Back up #2.

Photo Runby #2. We reboarded and headed towards Honesdale.

A creek at Hawley.

A railroad car on display at Hawley.

The station at Hawley where the excursion train usually runs to.

Our train takes a curve as we near Honesdale. The train returned me to Honesdale and I detrained for more pictures.

Our train now back in Honesadale.

One last view of the Stourbridge Line BL-2 54.