Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions

Stourbridge Line Rail Excursion Train Rides

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce owns and operates the Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions.

Your first step onto the Stourbridge Line takes you back into history - you board this passenger train on the site of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company's boat basin. From this terminus, anthracite coal - brought to the basin by the D&H's gravity railroad from Carbondale and the Lackawanna Valley - made its 108-mile journey from northeastern Pennsylvania to New York City. If you would have gazed westward (up the hill) from this point in those days, you would have seen nothing but coal.

Honesdale is the birthplace of the American railroad. On August 8, 1829, the Delaware & Hudson operated the first commercial locomotive on rails in the western hemisphere. That locomotive left from this spot, ran three miles to Seelyville and returned.

Join us for a fascinating trip.. a trip you will remember for years to come!

 

 

Stourbridge Line Rail History

Honesdale is the birthplace of the American railroad. On August 8, 1829, the Delaware & Hudson operated the first commercial locomotive on rails in the western hemisphere. That locomotive left from this spot, ran three miles to Seelyville and returned.

Your first step onto the Stourbridge Line takes you back into history - you board this passenger train on the site of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company's boat basin. From this terminus, anthracite coal - brought to the basin by the D&H's gravity railroad from Carbondale and the Lackawanna Valley - made its 108-mile journey from northeastern Pennsylvania to New York City. If you would have gazed westward (up the hill) from this point in those days, you would have seen nothing but coal.

The small brick building which now houses the Wayne County Historical Society was once the D&H Canal company's office.

 

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
303 Commercial Street
Honesdale PA  18431

Phone:(570) 253-1960
Fax:(570) 253-1517

waynecoc@ptd.net
Copyright 1998

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