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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company

 
 
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
1. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company Marker
Inscription.  
1851 - 1951
Commemorating the
100th Anniversary
of
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Railroad Company

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.

Board of Managers
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

 
Erected 1951.
 
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Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is October 15, 1762.
 
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 (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue. Located in front of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad Station (now a hotel). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scranton PA 18505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Martyrs' Grove (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). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
2. National Register of Historic Places
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
3. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company Station
The station is now run as a hotel under the Radisson name.
Close up of the Clock and Eagles image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 25, 2008
4. Close up of the Clock and Eagles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,211 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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