Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Here in Scranton, Pennsylvania was conceived and brought to successful completion the first segment of what is now the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad, on which the first train was operated October 15, 1951.
To George Whitfield Scranton (1811-1861) who more than any other person is entitled to be called the "father" of this railroad, and to all employees, past and present, whose loyalty and devotion to duty have made possible the first hundred years of service to our patrons, neighbors and friends, we dedicate this plaque on October 15, 1951.
M. Hartley Dodge - William White
Roy C. Gasser - Robert G. Fuller
Paul Moore - Lewis G. Harriman
Roy F. Tomlinson - Lee P. Stack
Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. - Ralph D. Jennison
Willard F. Place - William H. Moore
Robert W. Lea - W. Paul Stillman
William White, President
Location. 41° 24.341′ N, 75° 39.692′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Spruce Street ( Click for map. Located in front of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad Station (now a hotel). Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18505, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Scranton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Electric Cars (about 700 feet away); The Lackawanna Valley (about 700 feet away); Settlement (about 700 feet away); Making Steel (about 700 feet away); Scranton Iron Furnaces (about 700 feet away); Rolling and Puddling (about 700 feet away); Casting Iron (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Scranton.
Also see . . .
1. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Station. National Register information about the station. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Lackawanna Station. Additional photos of the building's architecture. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.