the former Delaware and Hudson, now operated as joint venture by CPR and Norfolk Southern. This line abandoned the old D&H north of Carbondale in favor of a route to Binghamton via the Tunkhannock (Nicholson) Viaduct, and has solidified its connections to the south via the former PRR Wilkes-Barre Branch, now referred to as the Sunbury Line.
Traffic rose about two years ago when NS shifted some of its Harrisburg-Buffalo traffic to this route. Capacity on both lines is limited, so there is considerable ebb and flow between the two alternatives. Unit coal moves to Bow and Mt Tom, N H, are also seen and of late, solid trains of steel slabs in grimy CP gondolas, moving between the Port of Philadelphia and Hamilton, Ontario (the Pittsburgh of Canada).
Over the long run, this line might also see sme traffic to CSX' Selkirk Yard at Albany if pressures on the former NYC West Shore Line increase. With relatively easy grades and built-to-last engineering, this route may have one of the brightest futures in Eastern railroading.
What a revoltin' development this is! (William Bendix)