Jonathan Lee

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Scranton Railfest September 2012

Having been deposited in Scranton for the day on Saturday 1st September by the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society (ELDCPS) charter from Delaware Water Gap we had free reign of the Scranton Steamtown site after the Park Service staff handed out our free wristbands, which had been included in the price of the charter.

Visiting exhibits were:

Norfolk Southern – GM SD60E #6904, GM GP59 4629 & F9A 4271

Canadian Pacific – GP9u #8244

Amtrak – Generator Car (Ex F40) #406, GE P42AC #156 in one of Amtrak’s 40th anniversary liveries and some stock that was used for an exhibition train

Also on display in the roundhouse was EMD SC DLW426 and another switcher that I stupidly didn’t make note of or photograph!

Out in the yard were:

EMD FP7’s #902/903

Alco “Big Boy” Steam loco #4012 and some other team locos that i didn’t note down

F3B #58 in Jersey Central Lines livery

DL Alco RS3 #467

Steamtown were offering train rides, which were not included in the admission price and cost $5 extra. The $5 did allow travel on both the Scranton Limited and the brake van rides

EMD F3’s 663/664 worked the Scranton Limited all weeked

EMD GP7 514 worked the brake van rides all weeked

Steam loco #3254 worked an advertised 1230 Scranton – Moscow & return each day and was full on both days

There were also tram rides over the Laurel Line on both days, again these cost extra on top of the admission price.

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