Graphic designer Steve Boerner has spent the past few years researching the area around Adam’s Basin in order to recreate a full-color computer generated three-dimensional illustration as it was in the 1920s.
This article from Electric Railway Journal, February 10, 1917, describes in detail the design and construction of the fleet of cars put in service on the Utica Lines in 1916, which were later reassigned to the Rochester Subway in 1938.
Steam, diesel, and electric trains are the highlight of a special weekend excursion to Scranton, Pa., on July 29-30. Travel with the members of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum by deluxe motorcoach to ride historic trains on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Electric City Trolley Museum. Visitors will enjoy a private excursion on the Delaware-Lackawanna from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap and return on Saturday. The special excursion will be powered by vintage Alco diesels and ticket upgrades will be available to ride in the railroad’s 1936 luxury executive observation car.
On Sunday, a chartered trolley will take visitors from the Electric City Trolley Museum on a five-mile run through the historic Crown Avenue Tunnel to the baseball stadium in Wilkes-Barre. Upon return to Scranton, we will tour Steamtown NHS and take a short steam train ride around the yards and museum facility. Tickets for this trip are $300.00 each ($275.00 for RGVRRM members), and does not include food or lodging.
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