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Pocono Pines in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad

 
 
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 3, 2017
1. Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad Marker
Inscription. In 1893 a single track line was built from Wilkes-Barre to Stroudsburg. It was the shortest route to a connecting line, taking anthracite coal to tidewater ports in New Jersey for domestic and export markets. With stations at Naomi Pines, Pocono Lake and Wagners, it moved coal, lumber, ice and tourists to and from the Pocono Plateau. Competition forced it out of business 1939. The tracks were dismantled, but sections of grade remain visible.
 
Erected by Bruce, Trudi and Sarah Denlinger.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.499′ N, 75° 26.983′ W. Marker is in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on PA Route 940 (Pennsylvania Route 940), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2137 Rt. 940, Pocono Pines PA 18350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naomi Pines House (approx. mile away); Hungry Hill Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pocono Pines Assembly (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lutherland (approx.
Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 3, 2017
2. Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad Marker
0.8 miles away); Ice Harvesting Industry (approx. one mile away); Summer Youth Camps (approx. one mile away); Tobyhanna Township (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Stagecoach Inn (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Pines.
 
Also see . . .  Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad Dedications Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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