Scranton Division Questions (How many tracks/etc)

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Scranton Division Questions (How many tracks/etc)

Post by frankgaron2 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:38 pm

Hi All:

Can anybody tell me how many tracks the DL&W had between Scranton & East Stroudsburg? I know it was 3-4 tracks through Elmhurst etc but am unsure what the track layout was - IE where was it double track and where was it four track etc?

Also, when were the signals turned off? I'm thinking it was signaled right through when Conrail stopped running over the Cutoff?

Lastly, when did the dispatcher's office close in Scranton? Guessing again that is when Conrail closed the Cutoff etc?



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Re: Scranton Division Questions (How many tracks/etc)

Post by s4ny » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:02 pm

Historic USGS topo maps are pretty accurate. ... g&state=PA" onclick=";return false;

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