Hello, everyone. Here are a few photos of one of my local railroads, the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad.
If you aren't already aware, this railroad of a little less than 100 miles in Northeastern Pennsylvania uses vintage railroad equipment, and might have the oldest roster of diesel electrics out there. Mostly they are known for operating ALCO units on their rail lines in Pennsylvania and New York, but they have at least one EMD enter their ranks. The blue unit on Bridge 60 in downtown Scranton is Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad GP7 no. 959. She has been part of the D-L family since 2013, but only recently was restored to active duty.
A closer look. As you can see, this was once a Conrail unit, rebuilt by Morrison-Knudsen as a GP8 for Conrail. The rail line below the bridge is former Delaware & Hudson, whereas the rail line above is former Delaware Lackawanna & Western, both operated by D-L.
About a mile north of the previous location is this new locomotive shop, which opened last fall. Von Storch was the name of a coal operation called a breaker in this neighborhood. This is roughly the location of where the Delaware & Hudson once had a roundhouse.
Luckily there is a pedestrian bridge which crosses over the tracks for this view of the shop and yard. The condominium complex in the center of the photo (obscured by trees) is where the Von Storch Breaker used to stand.
Many of the idle units sit off to the side of the shop, and are viewable from public property.
Four RS3s can operate on this railroad. Three are from the Delaware & Hudson, and one looks just like it did in the 1950s on the Central Railroad of New Jersey.
Until 1927, the Green Ridge yard of the D&H was at grade level. This concrete viaduct, crossing Green Ridge Street and another one over Market Street lifted the D&H and the coal trains off the road.
That is my contribution for now. I hope everyone is staying healthy. Enjoy the Spring weather, and have a good time taking pictures.