Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ELDCS's October 21st excursion to Scranton, PA

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On Saturday the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Society (ELDCS) ran a six-car excursion train from East Stroudsburg to Scranton. Passengers boarded the train for the 11 AM departure to Scranton where there would be a ninety minute layover before heading back to East Stroudsburg. The motive power consist was DL 2452 and LV 414. Behind them was Lackawanna Dining Car 469 (ex-EL 769, DL&W 469), NKP's "City of Lima" (RPCX 211) , RBBX 42010, ELDCS 1700 (ex-NJT 5718), ELDCS 1802 (ex-NJT-????) and ELDCS Power Car RPCX 1785 (ex-Army Medical Services USAX 89608, ex-Amtrak 'shorty' baggage car 1352 & Heber Valley RR 3684).

Image 1-A roster shot of RBBX 42010 coupled to NKP's "City of Lima". I don't know if RBBX 42010 was used for passenger accommodations for this excursion.

Image 2-Seen from the East Stroudsburg Tower, the passengers are getting ready for boarding the train.

Image 3-The excursion departs with the next stop being Scranton. Off to the left of the signal bridge can be seen the East Stroudsburg Tower.